Arsene Wenger says he’s pleased with Alexandre Lacazette’s adaptation to life in the Premier League although he admits the Frenchman is still coming to terms with the physicality of English football.
Signed from Lyon for a club-record fee in July, Lacazette has netted twice in five appearances this season and demonstrated a willingness to defend from the front, as seen at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Ahead of Monday’s game with West Bromwich Albion, Wenger revealed why he’s pleased with the new boy.
“I believe that first of all he’s adapted to the team play, the way we want to play football, because he connects well with the other players,” said Wenger on Friday morning.
“He’s disciplined, he works hard for the team. I believe that on technical and tactical aspects I’m very pleased.
“He still needs to adapt to the physical aspects of the Premier League and that will take maybe a little bit of time. Overall, on the other fronts, there are no problems at all.”
The boss also touched on how his side is starting to win over Arsenal’s fans after a rocky start to the season.
“That’s down to our performances, we want out fans not to have preconceived ideas. To have a successful season we need them to believe in us.
“We are conscious as well that to believe in us depends on how well we are focused and determined in every single game. We can gain their belief and confidence through our performances.”