Alexandre Lacazette had scored over 20 league goals for three straight seasons in Ligue 1 before coming to The Emirates. Naturally, Arsenal fans were excited about having a pure striker with such goalscoring history on their side.
That excitement was immediately transformed into celebration not two minutes into Lacazette’s Premier League debut, as he bagged a pinpoint header to put the Gunners on top of Leicester City in the opening match of the new season.
With Arsenal switching play to the right, Hector Bellerin fed Mohamed Elneny at the top of the penalty area. The Egyptian international saw Lacazette lurking at the back post, and flicked a looping cross over the defense on a silver platter, and all Lacazette had to do was deliver a stunningly accurate header perfectly past Kasper Schmeichel but tucked inside the post.
As Arsenal fans went berserk, Lacazette’s celebration was fitting as he simply stood in place with his arms outstretch and a beaming smile while his teammates mobbed him just left of the penalty spot.
The lead unfortunately wouldn’t last long as Leicester City eventually equalized just two minutes later, but the memory is one that both Lacazette and Arsenal fans will hold onto, as their new boy provided plenty of promise for the coming season.