Chelsea Midfielder N'Golo Kante Backs France Teammate Alexandre Lacazette to Shine at Arsenal

Thursday July 20th, 2017

​Chelsea star N'Golo Kante has backed his international teammate Alexandre Lacazette to perform well at Arsenal this season, the ​Evening Standard reported on Thursday.​​

Kante was quick to offer praise to the French forward, stating, ​​"I know him from the national team and from what he did in the French league,


"He has scored more than 20 goals every season for the last few seasons in Ligue 1. He is a good player and a good addition for Arsenal.

“He’s a goalscorer, clever with the ball and when he has a chance he has a gift for finishing well. He will be a good addition for Arsenal."

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal is challenged by Josh Risdon of the Wanderers during the match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Arsenal FC at ANZ Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
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Lacazette had a phenomenal season with Lyon, scoring 28 goals in just 30 Ligue 1 appearances last season, also bagging over 20 goals for the previous two seasons as well.

The 26-year-old forward has also broken in to a very strong France national side, partnering new club team-mate Olivier Giroud before which will provide the duo a good basis for the new season.

(From L) French forward Alexandre Lacazette, midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia and forward Olivier Giroud react after scoring during the friendly football match France vs Denmark, on March 29, 2015 at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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However, Kante has also claimed that Chelsea are going all out for the new season, stating: 


"We are looking to do a better season together and we know at a club like Chelsea a good season means to win titles. So we will try to win some titles. Win, win, win. We will fight for everything."


The 26-year-old won PFA Player of the Year last season for his extraordinary efforts, but he still believes he has room to improve under Antonio Conte, claiming: 


"I can always improve. Maybe score more goals and more assists, always help the team the best I can.


"Sometimes I can help the team to score, to make the last pass or to get more chances and try to score. Maybe I can do this more often."

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: N'Golo Kante of Chelsea celebrates with the Premier League Trophy after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Kante and Lacazette will meet ahead of the new season when Chelsea and Arsenal clash in Beijing on Saturday, as well as the Community Shield on August 6th.

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