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Arsenal striker Lacazette makes Premier League history with opening goal of 2020-21 campaign

Alexandre Lacazette made Premier League history when finding the target for Arsenal against Fulham , with the French striker having become the first man to record the first goal of an English top-flight campaign on two occasions.

Mikel Arteta’s side offered plenty of cause for optimism in 2019-20, as they savoured FA Cup success.

Some questionable defending by the Cottagers saw the ball ricochet around their penalty area before falling at the feet of a proven finisher.

No other player can claim to have achieved that feat on two occasions, with an early entry to the record books added in the first round of fixtures of a new term.

He has seen a move away from Emirates Stadium mooted, with it suggested that he could be used as a makeweight in the Gunners’ efforts to prise Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid .

The French forward has now scored the first goal of an English top-flight season on two occasions, having hit the target against Fulham

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