Wilshere and Lacazette.

Jack Wilshere names the player stopping Alexandre Lacazette from getting more praise

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The 2017 summer transfer window saw a number of huge deals involving Premier League clubs and centre-forwards.

Romelu Lukaku has made many headlines since his £75 million move to Manchester United, while Alexandre Lacazette is someone who seems to be going relatively unnoticed.

The France international joined Arsenal for a club-record £46.5 million on the back of an outstanding 37-goal campaign for Lyon.


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Lacazette has scored four goals in eight games for the Gunners so far this term, but Jack Wilshere feels those exploits have gone under the radar.

Wilshere has heaped praise onto Lacazette and also named the player who he thinks is stopping his new teammate from receiving more plaudits.

Wilshere on why Lacazette isn't being praised more

Wilshere was discussing how the summer signing has fared since swapping France for England, where he singled out one star for Lacazette's apparent under-appreciation.

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"Lacazette, of course (has impressed)," the Englishman told Arsenal's official website, via Squawka. "I think he’s gone a little bit under the radar with (Alvaro) Morata (doing so well).

"But to come in from the French league to a big club in England and score four goals in his first seven or eight games (is very good).

“He’s doing well and he’s only going to get better. His movement is world-class and, for a midfielder, that’s what you want from your striker."

The 25-year-old playmaker continued: “He nearly scored against Brighton in the first minute and that could have been goal of the season. Sometimes he comes to feet and then he can go in behind as well.”


Is Wilshere right?

Wilshere, who is actually yet to play alongside Lacazette, has every right to point out Morata's fine start to the season at champions Chelsea.

The 24-year-old Spaniard, currently recovering from injury, has scored seven goals in nine matches for his new club and has also recorded more assists than Lacazette in the league.

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That said, per Squawka, Lacazette has created more chances, completed more of his take-ons and boasts a higher average shot accuracy than Morata.

Do YOU agree with Wilshere? Would Lacazette be getting more praise if it weren't for Morata? Which striker do YOU think is better? Have YOUR say in the comments box below!

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