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Wenger's striker hopes

2017-08-11 06:23:00, Views: 102, ClubCall

Wenger's striker hopes

Arsene Wenger is hopeful new signing Alexandre Lacazette can transfer his sensational goalscoring ratio from France to England.

The Gunners will kick-off the new season on Friday night when they host 2015/16 champions Leicester at the Emirates Stadium, with club-record recruit Lacazette likely to lead the line.

While there remains question-marks over the Arsenal future of Alexis Sanchez, who misses the visit of the Foxes with an abdominal injury, Lacazette will be aiming to become a new fan-favourite in north London.

The 26-year-old France international boasted a goal every 86 minutes in Ligue 1 for Lyon last season and, after forking out B£45million, Wenger believes Lacazette can be just as deadly on this side of the Channel.

"With Lacazette it's simple," he said when asked about the player's qualities.

"He is an intelligent player who can integrate our game well as we have a game backed on mobility, technique and I think he can integrate that well.

"After that we get the efficiency. His record in France is to score one in 80 minutes. If he can maintain that record that would be ideal for us. As a game is in 90 that would guarantee you a goal (in every game)."



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