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Both forwards scored as Arsenal beat Everton 5-2 on Sunday in arguably the Gunners’ best performance of the season so far
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has heaped praise on club record signing Alexandre Lacazette.
Both forwards scored as Arsenal beat Everton 5-2 on Sunday in arguably the Gunners’ best performance of the season so far.
Lacazette and Sanchez have played relatively little football together due to the latter’s fitness problems in August. An understanding is growing between them, however, and Sanchez likes what he has seen of his new team-mate.
“When he has a goalscoring chance, he is a good finisher,” Sanchez told Arsenal Player. “He’s a classic striker.
“He was a successful player in France, and the two of us work well together. He’s an excellent player.
“I believe we have [a good understanding]. We haven’t played that many games together but when we have, I like how he plays.
“He finds space and understands the game well. He is very talented.”
Arsenal legend Ian Wright, meanwhile, echoed those sentiments on Match of the Day on Sunday night.
“I love Lacazette. He’s a fantastic signing,” said Wright. “When he stretches teams, look at Ozil and Sanchez, they’ve got the space to run into.”
He continued: “When he gets into this situation [in the penalty area], he finishes so so well.
“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.”