Arsene Wenger has challenged new recruit Alexandre Lacazette to take his goal-scoring form for Lyon into the Premier League – starting with Friday’s clash against Leicester.
Arsenal officially kick off the 2017/18 English top flight season as they take on the Foxes at the Emirates, and all eyes will be firmly focused on the Gunners’ new £52m striker.
Lacazette’s frighteningly good scoring record at Lyon was one of the major reasons why Wenger opted to bring his compatriot to north London and, in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, he laid down the gauntlet to the 26-year-old to find the net on a regular basis.
“Lacazette can integrate well into the game we want to play with his movement, combination, technical quality and efficiency.
“In France he scored a goal every 80 minutes. Will he transfer that into the Premier League? That’s the target. He has to show he can do that.”