Alexandre Lacazette has not taken long to adjust the peculiarities of the Premier League following his switch from Lyon in the summer.
The French striker has hit the ground running as the edge of the Arsenal attack, with 11 goals and one assist to his name so far.
But after his first several months in London, the 26-year-old insists he still needs more time before he gets used to the food and the accents of some of his teammates.
“Well, a lot of things changed for me.” he told Arsenal TV. “Firstly, the language, for example, obviously. Having to adapt to their accent because not everybody’s accent is always easy to understand.
“Also, the roads. They are different from France. Everything is on the other side.
“The food: I haven’t gotten used to the English food yet. So quite a lot but I’m getting used to it.”
Despite the busy schedule at Arsenal, Lacazette insists that he still finds time for leisure and sightseeing.
“I have seen a lot of the city. I’ve been on London Bridge. I went to see the Big Ben, although I’ve already seen that before, the London eye, the city centre.”
Asked what his dream day off would be, he said: “I would go back to Lyon, and I would enjoy time with my closest friends and family.”
Lacazette joined the Gunners on a five-year deal for £46.3 million, becoming the club’s most expensive signing to date. He scored the only goals in Arsenal’s defeats to Manchester City and Manchester United and contributed with an assist in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over rivals Spurs in November.
As with other footballers, Lacazette also revealed that he likes to watch and play basketball in his spare time.
He said: “I like basketball. I often play in the summer because I have more time for myself and time I can spend with friends.
“I’m OK [at it].”
Asked which NBA team he supports, the French striker said: “I mostly support a player, Kyrie Irving. I’d say I follow him wherever he goes.”