'The similarities between Lacazette and Wright'

He’s scored twice in four starts since becoming our new No 9, and Arsène Wenger says he sees similarities between Alex Lacazette and club legend Ian Wright.

Saturday marks 26 years since Wright signed for the club - so which attributes do the two strikers share?

“There are similarities,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “Maybe Lacazette is a bit less aggressive than Ian Wright but hopefully he will get that because in England you have to survive. Up front is a very difficult position because you get harsh treatment sometimes. 

“He looks to have shrewdness and overall I believe if the team plays well he looks always to be at the end of some interesting movements. 

“I would say the speed of the defenders has improved a lot [from when Wright was playing]. The numbers of defenders you have in front of you has improved as well because today everybody recovers very quickly. 

“What has not changed is that a striker always has to choose the optimum decision in the situation he faces. Maybe there’s less time to make that decision and to execute it. You need always to make intelligent decisions.”

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