Wenger pleased with Lacazette progress

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Arsene Wenger’s use of Alexandre Lacazette in the early stages of his Arsenal career has verged on cautious at times.

He’s completed 90 minutes in the league just once, and was left on the bench for that fateful trip to Anfield at the end of August. However, the French international has got 4 goals from 5 starts, and the Arsenal manager is happy with the way he’s adapting to life in English football.

Refuting suggestions his quiet nature might inhibit him somewhat, Wenger said, “I think he is not shy on the pitch and he has adapted very well to the kind of game we want to play.

“You know we want to have the ball, we want to dictate the game, we want to combine at a quick pace. He can integrate into that kind of game very well.

“He looks like he is coping every week better with the physical demands of the game, so I am quite pleased.”

And having gone six games unbeaten since that loss to Liverpool, the manager is confident his side is heading in the right direction.

“Our recent results make us a bit more confident but as well we want to keep a level of urgency that allows you to perform at your best,” he said.

“If you look at the performances I believe that what’s most interesting is that we looked like we are consistent now and the results are always the consequence of the performances.

“Overall I’m convinced that the team is hungry, united and if we showed that in every single game the fans will be behind us.”

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