There is no doubt Arsenal current form in this season has been remarkable under a new manager Unai Emery since the Spanish manager took over from Arsene Wenger in the summer.
The Gunners are currently 4th on the Premier League table level on points with fellow north London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea.
Alexandre Lacazette has hailed the influence Emery has had on Arsenal following a ‘frustrating’ season for him personally under Arsene Wenger.
Lacazette insists that the Gunners are working harder as Emery is more focused on the tactics than his predecessor Wenger.
Speaking with Ian Wright for Premier League Today, the French forward explained: ‘On the pitch, yeah, we feel differently. [Working harder?] Yes because there is more tactics now.
‘The coach as well is demanding higher with every player. Yeah I like it. It’s the best way to improve.
‘The coach – it doesn’t matter which player it is – will always ask them to be on the top. I think he’s one of the reasons things are going well.’
‘Yes I was [disappointed] last season I knew I had to score in one hour. When I talked with the coach, he has to make some choices which I have to respect,’ Lacazette said.
‘When you’re a striker you want to play all the games and most chances come at the end because defenders are tired.
‘That’s why I was frustrated but it was my first season and all my family said “don’t be like this, enjoy the club”. Now I feel I can [stay on for the full 90 minutes].’
The France international feels he has more freedom to play his natural game since Emery’s arrival in the summer.
‘With Arsene, yes [wanted me to stay in 18 yard box],’ he said. ‘With Unai it’s different.
He wants me to play my game so do more runs behind and come more in the contribution of the game.’