Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised record signing Alexander Lacazette after his double beat West Brom at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night.
The France international striker who cost the gunners £53 million from French side Lyon this summer scored through a header following an Alexis Sanchez free-kick that flew over the wall and West Brom goalie Ben Foster to hit the bar as the 26-year-old striker pounced to put Arsenal 1-0 up.
He then calmly slotted home from the spot in the second half after Welshman Aaron Ramsey was fallen in the penalty box by Allan Nyrom.
Addressing newsmen after the match, Arsene Wenger heaped praises on the forward saying: “(Alexander) Lacazette is not just a goal poacher his link-up (exchanges) play is good.
“He (Lacazette) fights (for the ball), he is not worried by physical challenges that West Brom gave the team and overall the striker looks like he has settled in very quickly and well.
“I (Arsene Wenger) took him off when he was on a hattrick because he was tired.
“He (Lacazette) had the chance to score three but overall what you (everyone) want is to win the match and not to take risk.
The Gunners take on BATE Borisov on Thursday night in the UEFA Europa League.