Arsene Wenger has confirmed that new boy Alexander Lacazette will feature for Arsenal in their two games in Sydney this week.
The club’s record-signing has had 24 hours to get to know his new teammates on the flight from London and is expected to hit the ground running when the Gunners play Sydney FC at the ANZ Stadium on Thursday.
“Lacazette will make his debut here, yes,” the boss told a press conference on arrival Down Under.
“On Thursday night he will certainly play a part in the game and in the other game as well. In the two games he will take part.”
Bosnian left-back Sead Kolasinac has also made the journey with Wenger predicting a big impact from both his summer signings.
“We play football based on movement, technical qualities and mobility, and I believe that both of the new signings can integrate well into the team.
“One is a defender who can play on the flank and centrally, and one is a striker with a very good goalscoring record, so I believe that they are great additions to the team. It’s a good opportunity as well to have a first look at how well and how quickly they will integrate with the way we want to play.”