Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hopes Alexandre Lacazette can shine in England like Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Posted: 11 August 2017 Time: 10:12
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes the club's record signing Alexandre Lacazette can emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic and adjust swiftly to English football.
Ibrahimovic shone for Manchester United last season, hitting 17 league goals and 28 in all competitions following his arrival at Old Trafford from Paris Saint-Germain.
Lacazette recently joined the Gunners in a €60million move from Lyon after plundering 37 goals in 2016/17.
"With Lacazette it is simple," Wenger said ahead of his side's Premier Leaguer opener against Leicester City.
"He is an intelligent player who can integrate our game well as we have a game backed on mobility, technique.
"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."
The Frenchman added: "Goalscoring record is not necessarily transferable from the French League to the English league, that's for sure.
"But you could say that Ibrahimovic transferred an identical amount of goals from France to England. So that's the target Lacazette should set."