Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has compared France international striker Alexandre Lacazette to club legend Ian Wright but believes the record signing needs to be more aggressive.
Lacazette, 26, has often been compared to some club legends including Ian Wright and current Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry.
It’s Ian Wright that Arsene Wenger believes the summer signing most resembles, but pointed out that Alexandre Lacazette isn’t as aggressive as the club legend was.
Ian Wright was a prolific striker for the Gunners. It would be a massive achievement for Alex Lacazette if he can match the level, Ian Wright.
He has made a rather decent start to life in English Premier League, scoring in his first match at the Emirates Stadium against former Premier League Champions Leicester and in the 3-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth.
Undoubtedly, the former Olympique Lyon forward has a lot of encouraging signs that he can be a prolific striker for Wenger’s team and perhaps needs to play a couple of easier fixtures to start scoring goals.
The Frenchman will surely have a few opportunities against West Brom later tonight and against new boys Brighton on Sunday afternoon.
The pressure on the France international to score is high, with Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata banging his sixth goal of the League season after his hat-trick against Stoke City, joining Manchester duo of Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero as the English Premier League’s top scorers.