Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims that record-signing Alexandre Lacazette is adapting well to life in the Premier League, but wants the France international to replicate his home form on the road.
The former Lyon striker doubled his goal-scoring tally for the Gunners with a brace against West Bromwich Albion on Monday, but is yet to find the net away from the Emirates. Wenger, according to the Daily Star, insists that his compatriot performances are good but he needs to bag himself a goal away from home.
The French boss said: “Yes, he has found confidence and I believe he is adapting quickly to the demands of the Premier League. I think it’s quite positive. Now he has to score away from home, but he was unlucky as well away to Stoke I must say.”
Wenger added: “Overall it’s a good sign that he keeps scoring at home. He’s not only a goalscorer, his link up play is good.”
It’s no secret that Wenger is impressed by Lacazette’s fight on the pitch and the fact that the Baggies tried to make the game physical did not change the way the striker approached the fixture.
Wenger said: “He fights as well, he’s not fazed by the physical challenges that West Brom gave us today and overall he looks to adapt very quickly and very well.”
The North London side have a Europa League clash in Belarus as they take on FC BATE Borisov. However, the Frenchman may not feature in that fixture for Arsenal so he’ll have to wait a little while longer before give the chances to get his first away goal for the club.