Wenger expects Lacazette impact

15 July 2017 11:55:06 EST

Arsene Wenger says that he expects Alexandre Lacazette to score and create plenty of goals for Arsenal this coming season.

The French striker signed for the Gunners from Lyon on a five-year deal and has already opened his account for his new team.
He was on target as Arsenal beat Sydney FC on Thursday and Wenger expects plenty more from his new number nine.

He told Arsenal Player: "He is a player who has the style of play that we want to play.

He is a player who has the style of play that we want to play.

Arsene Wenger

"His technical ability, his capacity to combine with other players around the box… He's not only a goalscorer, he can also provide. We want to play our football based on movement and he has that kind of quality.

"We are a team where pace plays a big part, and the modern game demands a lot of pace in transition from defence to offense. The quality of the runs are vital in that kind of game. The quality of his finishing is also absolutely exceptional. That's of course important."

The Gunners, 11/8 to finish in the top four next season, continued their tour of Australia with a 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers and travel on to China to play games against Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

They then return to London to play in the Emirates Cup and then face Chelsea in the Community Shield before beginning the new Premier League season at home to Leicester City on 11th August.

The Gunners are 9/20 to start the new league season with a win while the Foxes are 13/2 with the draw priced at 4/1.

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