Ian Wright tells Alexandre Lacazette to make one significant change to his game at Arsenal


It has been yet another tough start to the Premier League season for Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger's side suffering a huge setback away at Watford last weekend.

The Gunners lost 2-1 to the Hornets, losing ground on Tottenham and Manchester United, while also failing to capitalise on Chelsea's loss to Crystal Palace.

However, away at Everton on Sunday, Arsenal looked like they had put their bad omens behind them as they turned in an awesome display, winning 5-2 at Goodison Park.

Okay, they were up against a team bereft of confidence, but they were still impressive.

It was the first time this season that Wenger started with Alexis Sanchez, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil as the front three and it worked to devastating effect.

All three found themselves on the score sheet, with Lacazette taking his tally to five for the season, three behind Harry Kane.

However, it certainly hasn't been plain sailing for the French International so far, with questions still looming over whether he is the real deal.

Gunners legend Ian Wright is adamant that Lacazette is the man to lead Arsenal's forward line for the foreseeable future, but has demanded that he make one significant change to his game.



Speaking on Match of the Day 2, Wrighty was full of praise: "I love Lacazette. He's a fantastic signing," he said. "When he stretches teams, look at Ozil and Sanchez, they've got the space to run into."

But, he also handed out some advice.

"When he gets into this situation [in the penalty area], he finishes so so well," explained Wright.

"I don't want to see him come and getting involved in the link up play because we have enough players that can do that.


"I would love to see him on the edge of defenders, and running into those little slots, stretching teams."

To be fair, it is hard to disagree with Wright, because Arsenal possess so many creative players already, meaning Lacazette can afford to be more selfish in the way he operates.

If he can do so and operate as the Gunners' poacher, Wenger could have a winning formula on his hands.

Santi Cazorla's return could only enhance this theory, while Jack Wilshere's impressive cameo suggests that Lacazette will get a hell of a lot chances this season.

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