Iwobi on Lacazette, and how he needs consistency next season

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Alex Iwobi says that Alexandre Lacazette is settling in well with Arsenal after the French striker scored a goal in Thursday’s 2-0 win over Sydney FC, and that the record signing is sure to hit the target plenty in his first campaign.

The 26 year old scored 37 goals for Lyon last season, and the Nigerian international has backed him to have a positive impact in the penalty box for the Gunners.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said, “As you can see he’s gonna bring goals to the team, gonna bring good link up play, and he’s already enjoying his time here.

“He’s got good chemistry with the lads, and I’m sure there’ll be a lot to see from him throughout the season.”

He also spoke about his own hopes for the upcoming campaign, and said he has a point to prove after struggling a little in the second half of last season.

“I didn’t play as much as I’d like to last year,” he told the Mirror.

“I want to start the season with a bang. I’ve been doing a bit of running and ball work to prepare.

“I need to be a bit more hungry this year, add more goals and assists. At the start of last season I played a lot. I want to do that all year. Consistency is the key with me.

“Goals win games. I need to add that. Arsene Wenger spoke to me towards the end of last season. Show me you’re able to do that and ill give you a chance.”

The Nigerian international is an exciting talent, so hopefully he can shake off that second season syndrome and really rip it up in his third.

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