Sunday , 29 March 2020

WENGER CHALLENGES ARSENAL’S RECORD SIGNING LACAZETTE TO EMULATE IBRAHIMOVIC

The Gunners boss is looking for his big-money striker to follow the enigmatic Swede’s lead and transfer his form from France into the Premier League

Arsenal new boy Alexandre Lacazette has been challenged to emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic and prove that he can get goals in England.

The France international has become the Gunners’ record signing, with a £46.5 million deal luring him to Emirates Stadium from Lyon.

The 26-year-old has arrived in the Premier League with an enviable goal-scoring record, but has never operated outside of his homeland.

Wenger concedes that Ligue 1 may not be as competitive as the English top-flight, but saw Ibrahimovic remain prolific at Manchester United last season following his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain and is looking for Lacazette to do the same.

He said: “With Lacazette, it’s simple. He is an intelligent player. We have a game backed on mobility and 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.

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