Jack Wilshere has heaped praise on Arsenal’s two new boys, Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac.
Wilshere has been impressed by how well Kolasinac and Lacazette have adapted to the Premier League this season.
“Sead’s turned into a real fans’ favourite because he’s no-nonsense, even in training,” the midfielder told Arsenal Player. “He’s a natural-born winner. He’s a monster physically and you’d hate to play against him.
“You look at when the winger receives the ball, he’s onto him, not giving him an inch. He wins the ball back a lot for the team, so he’s doing well.
“Lacazette, of course [has impressed]. I think he’s gone a little bit under the radar with Morata [doing so well], but to come in from the French league to a big club in England and score four goals in his first seven or eight games [is very good].
“He’s doing well and he’s only going to get better. His movement is world class and, for a midfielder, that’s what you want from your striker.
“He nearly scored against Brighton in the first minute and that could have been goal of the season.
Arsenal signed Kolasinac on a free over the summer after his contract with Schalke expired and the 24-year-old is looking like a steal.
As Wilshere says, he’s no-nonsense and a complete beast.
So far, the Bosnian Hulk has made eight appearances for the Gunners, scoring twice (including the Community Shield). He’s also managed two assists in the Premiership, which is handy to have in a wing-back.
Despite basically being a tank, Kolasinac has also only picked up one yellow card, which is a bit of a surprise I must say.
Lacazette meanwhile has scored four goals in seven Premier League appearances and while he does need to add away goals to his repertoire, he’s adapting to English football steadily.
Perhaps, as Wilshere suggests, he’s gone under the radar because Alvaro Morata has managed to net seven in nine appearances as well as assist two for Chelsea.
However, I’d rather opposition underestimate the 26-year-old. It means that he’s not currently under the microscope and he can just do his thing rather than have the media analysing his every move during his first season in a new country.