Weeks, months, more like years (the Gunners first got interested in him at least a couple of summers ago) of pursuing his signature, came to an end, Alexandre Lacazette is an Arsenal player, and Gerard Houllier has no doubt the French striker will be a major hit at Emirates Stadium.
He is very mobile, very quick, good in short spaces, has good skill and he scores goals. He was the top scorer in France in 2014-15, the best player in the league in 2015 and has been the best French scorer over the last three seasons. He scores more than 25 goals every season. One thing he will bring to Arsenal is goals. His main asset is to score goals
the former Liverpool manager, acting these days as an advisor at Lyon, the club Arsenal signed Lacazette from, told talkSPORT
He has good technique, is good at using short spaces and is a hard-working player. He can attack, he can defend quickly. I’m not surprised Arsene fancied him
Houllier said, before sharing his impression of who ex-Gunner Lacazette reminds him of.
He will fit in their game. He will suit their passing game, the way they build up, their approach. He is very good near the box. He is a bit like Ian Wright really. You don’t seem to see him and then suddenly he moves
the Frenchman said. Lacazette became Arsenal’s most expensive transfer ever, with reports suggesting that once some bonuses are added, Lyon will have made about 60 million euros out of this deal.