Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette thinks that he should improve in pace and strength if he is to become a starter under Unai Emery. The 27-year old came on as a substitute in all three of Arsenal’s matches. In the match against West Ham, Lacazette came on in the second half for Alex Iwobi. Lacazette’s shot eventually resulted in Issa Diop’s own goal which gave Arsenal the lead.
Lacazette said, “I have to be more powerful and be quicker in my decision making. It’s harder in England than in France, so I have to take in information quicker and be more powerful.”
The Frenchman rubbished rumors of pressuring Emery into starting with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He said, “I like to be with Auba. He’s a good guy. I’m not asking the coach or telling him, ‘I want to play with Auba’ or something like that. He knows we can play well together and then afterwards, he makes his decision.”
Lacazette also said that Emery’s changes will take some time to adapt to. He said, “We just need time to adapt to Emery’s football. I know we worked hard in pre-season and it will be better now. We can also see that when everyone works as a team and we understand what the coach asks us to do, we can be a good team. We just need to be more efficient with our chances so that we score more goals. We’ll keep going and we’ll keep working.”
Arsenal’s next match is against Cardiff City on Sunday.