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Arsene Wenger has backed Alexandre Lacazette to be a success at Arsenal.
Lacazette joined Arsenal from Olympic Lyon for a club record fee of £52m in the summer and has had a decent start to life at the Emirates.
While it is understandable that he is still adapting to the Premier League, the quick adaptation of rivals striker has placed the spot light on Lacazette.
He’s scored four goals in his first six league games and despite the impressive stat, Wenger believes it’s still early days. The boss believes the club record signing has what it takes to match club legend Ian Wright’s achievement.
Wenger says both players have similar traits and that Lacazette can also become a club great as well.
He said: “There are similarities. Maybe Lacazette is a bit less aggressive than Ian Wright but hopefully he will get that because in England you have to survive.
“Up front is a very difficult position because you get harsh treatment sometimes.
“He looks to have shrewdness and overall I believe if the team plays well he looks always to be at the end of some interesting movements.
“I would say the speed of the defenders has improved a lot [from when Wright was playing]. The numbers of defenders you have in front of you has improved as well because today everybody recovers very quickly.
“What has not changed is that a striker always has to choose the optimum decision in the situation he faces.
“Maybe there’s less time to make that decision and to execute it. You need always to make intelligent decisions.”
Gooners would love it if Lacazette comes close to marching Wright’s achievement at Arsenal.
It’s been a long time Arsenal had a world class striker and having one as good as Wright would be a beauty.