Arsenal legendary striker, Thierry Henry believes new signing and compatriot – Alexandre Lacazette will be successful at the Emirates.
The French striker joined Arsenal from Olympic Lyon in a £52 million deal to become the club’s record signing. He is expected to lead the line for the Gunners as they challenge on four fronts this season.
Speaking to Skysports, Henry believes the fact Lacazette will play with better players at Arsenal will benefit him immensely.
‘(Lacazette) has a different game to Giroud, which I think is good because you need different types of strikers,’ Henry said.
“It’s ironic when you think about it that Giroud starts for France and Lacazette is his sub, and it looks at club level like Giroud will be the sub. I don’t know if that’s ever happened in the history of the game!
‘He did it in the French league and people might say it’s a different league, but, with due respect to Lyon, he’ll also be with better players. I’m backing him to have a good season.’
“But that rotation will be key. Sometimes you’ll need Giroud or even [Alexis] Sanchez in the middle and sometimes you’ll need [Danny] Welbeck or [Theo] Walcott, whoever will have an impact.
“You’re waiting on Lacazette to have an impact with the fee, I know you shouldn’t mention that, but that’s how it is nowadays.”
‘I’m a big fan of him,’he continued. ‘I saw him playing for a long time in the French league and in the youth team.
‘He was always a talent that everyone was for him to grow into, and to be fair he did, he’s been scoring goals every season.’
Big support for Lacazette coming from the big man. Let’s hope he can justify those when we kick off against Leicester City on Friday.