Arsenal legend heaps praises on Lacazette and terms him as ‘Warrior’

Pires played for Arsenal during the Invincible era and is considered an Arsenal legend.


Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has started quite decently after his arrival at the Emirates as the Frenchman has already netted 5 Premier League goals. The contrast from Ligue 1 to Premier League is pretty large and a player needs to adapt to his new surroundings as quickly as possible to thrive and develop more.

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The French Trio: Wenger , Pires and Lacazette

Arsenal legend Robert Pires believes that Lacazette has all the attributes to be successful at Arsenal and termed him as a ‘Warrior’. The Gunners legend and former France International spoke to Arsenal media recently and had his say on Arsenal’s new striking talisman.

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Lacazette and Coquelin approach for training

“Lacazette is a like a warrior, he loves to fight, he loves to run, he has a very good spirit,” Pires told Arsenal Player. “He can learn quickly because he works every day with great players, so that’s why he’s very important and I’m sure Alex Lacazette can help Arsenal to win something at the end of the season.”
Pires also believes that the Arsenal ambience will help Lacazette to grow as a player and that will be utter important for the player. During his days, he had Thierry Henry, Vieira and Wiltord, the French connection. The former Invincible believes that it is quite same in case of Lacazette, as Giroud, Koscielny and Coquelin will help him to reach to the next level.

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Lacazette scored his first away goal for Arsenal at Everton
Another one important thing that goes in favor of Lacazette is Arsene Wenger who is also a Frenchman, thinks Robert Pires. It obviously will help the former Lyon man to feel better at the club.
But Pires also added that Lacazette is someone who is very hard working and works for team.

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Laca in action with France
“I know Alex Lacazette is very confident, he believes always in himself. He wants to work for the team, he knows it’s very difficult because Arsenal have a big competition, they have big strikers like Olivier Giroud, like Danny Welbeck, so it is very competitive between the strikers.”
Pires also expressed his ecstasy that Arsenal have spent big on him, as he is an excellent striker.