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Arsenal ace Alexandre Lacazette: I'm a striker thanks to Mum!

Arsenal ace Alexandre Lacazette admits his Mum convinced him about becoming a striker.

Lacazette says as a kid he was so shy he used to get embarrassed if his teams scored too many goals against opposition teams.

The 26 year-old said: "I did like playing in goal when I was young but my mum wasn't very keen as she thought being a goalie was too dangerous. She said that I either played as a forward or not at all.

"Sometimes I was embarrassed for the opposition if there was a huge goal difference between the two teams but that didn't happen all the time.

"I suppose temperament wise, I was quite reserved. I still am. I just liked playing football with my friends.

"If we lost, of course I was sad. I used to cry at the slightest negative thing. Don't worry, it's changed now!"

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