Alexandre Lacazette claims that “the Premier League hasn’t seen the best of him” yet, insisting he still has plenty of room to improve at Arsenal this season.The 28-year-old joined the Gunners from Lyon in 2017 and has since managed to score 37 goals in 89 appearances across all competitions while forging a fearsome partnership with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang upfront.Lacazette grabbed his first goal of the 2019-20 campaign during Arsenal’s 2-1 home win over Burnley on Saturday, holding off two defenders in the box before squeezing the ball past Nick Pope. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The France international hit 14 Premier League goals last term, eight short of Aubameyang’s final tally, but his combative performances and commitment to Arsenal’s cause earned him widespread praise from fans and experts.Now that he is off the mark for the new season, Lacazette has promised “to score more goals” and prove he can be consistent as the Gunners fight for a place in the Champions League.He told Canal+: “The Premier League has not yet seen the best Lacazette.”It has seen some very good, but not the best. I can score more goals and be more consistent.”Lacazette went on to reveal that he poked fun at Aubameyang while keeping up with results in Ligue 1 last season.Gabon international Aubameyang played for Saint Etienne between 2011 and 2013, before securing a big-money move to Borussia Dortmund.Lacazette, meanwhile, represented Saint-Etienne’s bitter rivals Lyon with disctinction before joining the Gunners.He added: “With Auba, yes, we have a lot of room, and last year I called him every time Lyon won against Saint-Etienne.”Lyon have kicked off their latest Ligue 1 campaign in scintillating fashion, securing a 3-0 victory at Monaco on August 9 before thrashing Angers 6-0 at home on Friday.A former Olympic Stadium favourite hopes his old club can maintain their form over the next 11 months, after a change of style under head coach Sylvinho this summer.”It’s a big change from the OL I’ve experienced,” Lacazette added. “I have mixed emotions, the preparation has not been exceptional but I can not wait to see how they do and I hope it’s going to work.”Lacazette will be in contention to start for Arsenal once again next Saturday when they take on European champions and Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Aluthgamage said that Amaratunga had given wrong information to Parliament to a question he had raised and as a result has lost the confidence of Parliament. The former Minister said that the Secretary to the Tourism Minister had given the correct details to the Minister in response to the question posed but the Minister, instead of reading that response, gave a completely misleading response. The opposition is to present a no-confidence motion on Tourism Minister John Amaratunga to Parliament.Opposition and Sri Lanka Freedom Party member Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that Amaratunga had misled Parliament in a statement made yesterday. Mahindananda Aluthgamage tabled the response given by the Secretary to the Tourism Minister to the question raised yesterday and said that the opposition will now discuss and present a no-confidence motion on Minister John Amaratunga soon. (Colombo Gazette)