Gerard Houllier has come out in the press to hail Arsenal’s signing of Alexandre Lacazette.
The former Liverpool manager is currently working as an advisor to Lyon, and has watched the French striker’s progress closely over recent seasons.
Lacazette has scored consistently over the past three terms, notching up 76 league goals alone, and has finally sealed his move to Arsenal, after a number of years under their watchful eye.
Houllier has now moved to praise the Gunners capture, giving an incite into his key strengths and what he will bring to the team.
GH said: “He is very mobile, very quick, good in short spaces, has good skill and he scores goals.
“He was the top scorer in France in 2014-15, the best player in the league in 2015 and has been the best French scorer over the last three seasons.
“He scores more than 25 goals every season. One thing he will bring to Arsenal is goals. His main asset is to score goals.
“He has good technique, is good at using short spaces and is a hard-working player. He can attack, he can defend quickly. I’m not surprised Arsene fancied him.
“He will fit in their game. He will suit their passing game, the way they build up, their approach. He is very good near the box.
“He is a bit like Ian Wright really. You don’t seem to see him and then suddenly he moves.”
The shadow striker praise is an exciting comparison, likening him to club legend Ian Wright, and he most certainly looks our best signing since Alexis’ arrival, and looks a worthy club record signing.
You can guarantee that Lacazette will score a large number of goals, and his fitness and style of play will only compliment our side.
Will Lacazette break the 20-goal mark in his first season? Does anyone doubt his ability?