Arsene Wenger has compared Alexandre Lacazette to Ian Wright, but believes the French centre-forward needs to be more aggressive.
The 26-year-old has often been compared with two of Arsenal’s ex-strikers, Ian Wright and Thierry Henry. It’s the former that Wenger believes Lacazette most resembles, but pointed out that Lacazette isn’t as aggressive as Wright was.
“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,” Wenger said, reports the Daily Star.
“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.”
Wright was prolific for Arsenal. It’d be some achievement for Lacazette if he can match that level. He’s made an okay start to life in England, scoring in his home debut against Leicester and in the 3-0 win over Bournemouth.
I feel the former Lyon striker has shown plenty of encouraging signs that he can be prolific for Arsenal and perhaps needs a run of easier fixtures to kick-start his scoring. He’ll surely have a few chances against West Brom this evening and against Brighton on Sunday, in my opinion.
The pressure on him to score is high, especially as the competition has set a very high standard. Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata moved on to six goals for the season after his hat-trick against Stoke, joining Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero as the Premier League’s top scorers.