Arsenal’s club record signing Alex Lacazette has described scoring with his first chance on his Premier League debut as “pretty good”.

In Friday’s 4-3 win against Leicester City, Lacazette’s first touch was simply to take kick-off. He then went a minute or so without getting involved, until Elneny clipped a ball into the box and immediately he saw his chance.

The French international directed a lovely header into the corner of the net to give Arsenal the lead. “Yes, scoring on your debut with your first chance is pretty good going,” he admitted to

But given what I’ve seen in footage from his Lyon days, his celebration was very muted, something he admitted himself after the game.

“I think it was still too early (to celebrate properly when I scored). That’s how it came about but I think it was perhaps too early to celebrate because we didn’t know how the match was going to pan out.”

Lacazette joined the Gunners for a fee around £50m, a club record. So the world turned to the Emirates on Friday night to see the striker’s league debut. They wouldn’t have been disappointed.

Unfortunately, for most Arsenal fans, the rest of the game wasn’t nearly so straightforward. The lead traded back and forth against Leicester, eventually ending up with a win and three points for the Gunners, however.

Lacazette enjoyed his debut but admitted there are a lot of differences to Ligue 1, namely the treatment from referees. “It was good. Obviously I’m still getting used to the English game, the positives and negatives, shall we say, but I’m learning,” he added.

“It’s interesting. Let’s say the referee tends to let play continue and you only really understand that when you experience it. Not that it’s a positive or a negative, it’s just the way the game is and you get used to it.

“It’s nice. It is different to the French league but I knew that already. It’s up to me to adapt.” Stoke City will be next up for Lacazette and we’ll see if he can make it two goals is as many league games for Arsenal.