Arsenal legend, David Seaman, has admitted that it could take Alexandre Lacazette a while to get used to the ‘fast and physical’ Premier League.

Despite already scoring twice during Arsenal’s pre-season, this isn’t enough for some Gooners, who seem to think that Lacazette should already be in double digits after he scored 37 goals in 45 appearances for Lyon last season.

Annoyingly, the fans are probably only going to get more demanding if the 26-year-old struggles in the Premier League, as Seaman believes he could.

“It will be difficult for him to get used to the Premier League,” the former goalkeeper told Goal.

“A lot of new signings find it difficult to settle because they don’t realise how fast and how physical it is, and how fast the games come round.

“Sometimes you’re playing two or three times a week. He will get used to it – from what I’ve seen he does look quality.

“People said he reminds them of Ian Wright, but he has to score a few more goals to remind me of him!”

As Seaman says, the Premiership is very different to Ligue 1 – and most leagues in the world. It’s fast, physical and unforgiving.

In Mesut Ozil’s autobiography, Gunning for Greatness, which was released back in April, the German international revealed that he faced a similar fight when it came to moving to England after three years in La Liga back in 2013.

The former Real Madrid playmaker revealed how nasty the Premier League can get, while admitting that adapting to it has been one of his greatest challenges.

“Whereas in Spain the entire game is based on elegant ball play — even teams from lower leagues try the same — in England you have scratching, biting and fighting. In England, football is one tackle after another. There’s barely any respite,” he wrote, reports the Daily Mail.

“In England you fail to notice how hard it is during the game itself and how many attacks the body sustains. You’re so full of adrenalin that you don’t feel the pain. But then, under the shower, you discover the ‘misery’. After some matches my shins have looked as if someone has gone at them with a hammer, covered in blue marks.

“I’ve had scratches on the neck and bruises on my back, shoulders and chest from opponents’ elbows welcoming me into the Premier League when the referee wasn’t watching.

“Some opponents also gave me a right earful on the pitch soon after my move from Spain. I’d never heard anything like it before. Nowhere is there as much chit-chat as in England. There are some players who are permanently rabbiting on. And of course it’s not exactly friendly stuff.”

Later he added, “Sledging from the opposition. Cutting comments from refs. And football that’s harder than anywhere else — that’s the Premier League. That’s English football. And that’s the football I’ve got used to and love today.”

Of course, Lacazette might not have this issue, but as a prolific striker, most Premiership centre-backs are going to have his card mark and will do everything they can do stop him.

All the France international can do is get stronger, learn to take a tackle, and, if all else fails, kick them back.

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