Revealed: Thierry Henry’s message to Arsene Wenger on how to play Lacazette


Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates with Arsenal's English striker Danny Welbeck (2nd L) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

It is no longer news that Arsenal new boy Alexandre Lacazette scored for Arsenal in his Premier League debut for Arsenal but it is left to be seen if he’ll be able to maintain similar form and momentum and the season progress.

Mixed reactions trailed Lacazette performance for Arsenal during the Gunners pre-season games but he seem to have won the heart of the majority of fans after scoring in his Premier League debut. Lacazette found the back of the net less than two minutes into Arsenal’s game against Leicester City.

Lacazette is adept at holding on to possession and he can play from wide position, giving opposing defenders a run for their money.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has made bare his mind over Lacazette, stating that in as much as he likes the French striker, the Gunners may have to tweak their style and he claims that if Arsenal fails to adopt a direct method of player, Lacazette’s full potential may not come to bare.

“Xhaka has it in his locker to play that ball over the top, he has an amazing left foot. If he has time on the ball he does not need to play through the middle sometimes.

“Why do you want to play what I call ‘the Arsenal ball’ to the winger who comes in the pocket? Why don’t you play the other ball? That’s the best ball in the game because you go straight to goal. They don’t like it.

“Does he lose the ball? No, he doesn’t lose the ball. Does it look pretty? Yes, it looks pretty, but we want to go to goal. That’s where we want to go. Can he play that pass? It is not difficult for Xhaka. They are going to have to learn with Lacazette.”

Lacazette joined Arsenal from Monaco this summer after a £52.6 million deal was brokered. Having scored an impressive 28 goals in 30 league matches last season, he joined the Gunners with the pedigree of a goal poacher and he will be looking to replicate same feat for Arsenal.

Arsenal are looking to keep Alexis Sanchez at the club, he will form a potent trio with Lacazette and Ozil in attack on his return.

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