Michael Owen explains why Arsenal striker will win Premier League golden boot

Michael Owen is backing Alexandre Lacazette to win the Premier League's golden boot in his first season at Arsenal

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Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette Photo: Puma

Michael Owen is expecting Alexandre Lacazette to win the Premier League golden boot next season in his first campaign at Arsenal.

The French striker became Arsenal’s second signing of the summer last month when he joined the Gunners from Lyon.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger moved quickly to bring in a new forward after the north London side missed out on a top-four finish in the Premier League last season.

It remains to be seen how quickly Lacazette will be able to adapt to English football, but former Liverpool striker Owen is clearly a big fan of the 26-year-old forward.

Asked who he thinks will win the Premier League golden boot next season, Owen told the Premier League’s official website: “Alexandre Lacazette is a proven goal-scorer.

“He had the highest chance conversion rate in Europe’s top five leagues last season and Arsenal create plenty of chances, so he should get plenty of opportunities.”

Arsenal, who will have to settle for Europa League football this season, are currently preparing to take on Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners were 2-1 winners over Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley back in May as they won the trophy for the third time in four years.

Lacazette will be hoping to start the game for the Gunners as they bid to win another trophy under Wenger this term.

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