New boy Alexandre Lacazette says he’s well aware of the goalscoring feats carried out by club legend Ian Wright, and is hopeful that he can play his way into the hearts of fans by doing likewise.
Comparisons have been made in some quarters between the record signing and the second highest scorer in the history of Arsenal, and speaking on the tour of Australia the 26 year old said he hopes that he can live up to them.
“I know about Ian Wright very well,” he said. “I’ve never seen him play but if I am compared to him that is great.
“If I have a career where fans think of me like they do about Ian Wright then I’ll be very happy.”
Wright was 28 when he joined the Gunners from Crystal Palace and ended up with a total of 185 goals from 288 games.
Lacazette is hopeful that he can harness the quality of his teammates to replicate his record in France which saw him notch 37 goals last season alone.
“With the other players in the team, there are very high levels so it is a great opportunity for me to improve,” he said.
“I have arrived at a very special club.”