Arsenal legend likens striker Alexandre Lacazette to Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry

10 Juillet, 2017, 13:19 | Auteur: Timothe Dupuy
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However, the trip to the southern hemisphere puts on hold any talks with Giroud from possible suitors - at least until he returns.

Fantasy Premier League players are getting ready for the new season and Alexandre Lacazette has already provided managers with another headache.

The Frenchman recently smashed the Gunners record transfer fee paid when he swapped boyhood club Lyon for north London, reportedly for an initial payment of £46.5 million, rising to £52 million if certain add-ons are met.

The 26-year-old scored 37 goals in 45 matches last season and he was also Lyon's first-choice penalty taker, meaning that he could be in line for spot-kicks at Arsenal.

"Hopefully, he will hit the ground running and get goals right away". My friends who follow the French league know him well and have told me that I will definitely have fun with him on the pitch.

"He is mobile and has pace".

Also on board the long-haul flight Down-Under is the club's other summer signing, Bosnia-Herzegovina international Sead Kolasinac.

There is no place in the squad for defenders Gibbs, Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson, or striker Lucas Perez, whose agent has has said he wants to leave the club.

Alexandre Lacazette is all set to make his Arsenal debut this week after being named in a 25-man squad for the Gunners' pre-season tour of Australia and China.