Alexandre Lacazette Can Be Arsenal’s Ibrahimovic – Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger has charged Alexandre Lacazette to take after Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Wenger is prepared to hand his club-record £52million striker his Premier League make a big appearance on Friday, when they open the season at home to Leicester City.
Lacazette scored 119 objectives in 249 appearances for Lyon back home in France.
Ibrahimovic finished questions about whether he could score as uninhibitedly in England as he had done in France at Manchester United last season, scoring 28 objectives in 46 appearances subsequent to joining from Paris Saint-Germain.
Wenger stated: “With Lacazette, it’s basic. He is a shrewd player. We have a diversion sponsored on versatility and method and I think he can coordinate that well.
“From that point forward, we get the proficiency. His record in France is to score one of every 80 minutes. In the event that he can keep up that record that would be perfect for us. As a diversion is in 90 that would promise you an objective.
“Objective scoring record is not really transferable from the French League to the English association, that is without a doubt.
“In any case, you could state that Ibrahimovic exchanged an indistinguishable measure of objectives from France to England. With the goal that’s the objective Lacazette should set.”
Wenger additionally conceded having questions about whether he would ever entice Lacazette to leave France.
“I know him for quite a while. In France, you have Paris that produces possibly 60 or 70% of players. With suburbia they go south and west.
“After Paris, you have Lyon, which is an extraordinary place in France as they have their own particular attitude. They don’t prefer to move away, more often than not.
“They deliver their own players, the players who grew up around Lyon, as Fekir, Lacazette, Gonalons. They all stay in Lyon. They generally jump at the chance to remain there. They are players with a unique mindset and I didn’t know whether they needed to move or not.
“Does he need to travel to another country or not? It is a certain French players at Lyon,” he said.