Wenger Value There is Similarity between Lacazette and Ian Wright
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes there is a similarity between his team’s new striker Alexandre Lacazette and former Gunners bomber Ian Wright.
Ian Wright was the attacker who strengthened Arsenal from 1991 to 1998.
According to Wenger, Alexandre Lacazette had some aspects that reminded him of Wright.
“Lacazette and Wright are both smart, they are good at finding positions, especially when the team is dominating the game,” Wenger said, as quoted by from Arsenal’s official website.
Indeed, in Wenger’s eyes, Wright is more aggressive than Lacazette. However, the Frenchman believes Lacazette could be better.
“Lacazette should be more aggressive in order to survive in the Premier League because opponents can be very harsh against attackers,” he said.
What’s more, Lacazette’s challenge is much heavier than that of Wright when playing in the 90s.
“The Premier League defender is now much faster than the Wright era, the harder for the front-liners to get through the opponent’s defense,” Wenger said.
“The thing that does not change is the demand for an attacker to make smart decisions in a narrow time,” he said.