Arsenal in Sydney

Wenger sets date for Lacazette's debut

Alexandre Lacazette at London Colney

By Chris Harris in Sydney

Arsene Wenger has wasted no time in strengthening our squad this summer - and we’ll get a first look at the new boys this week.

Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac are both part of our travelling party in Sydney and the France striker has been earmarked for a debut against Sydney FC on Thursday.

“Lacazette will make his debut here, yes,” said Arsene Wenger after arriving in Sydney. “On Thursday night he will certainly play a part in the game and in the other game as well. In the two games he will take part.

“We play football based on movement, technical qualities and mobility, and I believe that both of the new signings can integrate well into the team. 

“One is a defender who can play on the flank and centrally, and one is a striker with a very good goalscoring record, so I believe that they are great additions to the team. It’s a good opportunity as well to have a first look at how well and how quickly they will integrate with the way we want to play.”