Martin Keown makes admission about Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal

Martin Keown explains why he was very impressed by Alexandre Lacazette's performance for Arsenal against West Brom

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Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette Photo: Puma

Martin Keown has admitted that he has been very impressed by Alexandre Lacazette’s strong start to life at Arsenal.

The French striker continued his fine start to the new season on Monday night when he scored both goals in the Gunners’ 2-0 win over West Brom at The Emirates in the Premier League.

Lacazette has been in good form for the north London side since signing from Ligue 1 outfit Lyon in the summer transfer window.

He has scored four goals in six Premier League games so far this season and again looked a threat during Arsenal’s victory over West Brom.

And former Arsenal defender Keown was impressed by what he saw from Lacazette against the Baggies on Monday night.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Keown said: “Lacazette has impressed me. He has won two or three headers.

“He is not the biggest but is willing to test the back line. He has got pace and is all of the time pulling off the shoulder of the defender.”

Lacazette will be expecting to feature for Arsenal again from the start when the Gunners take on Brighton in their next Premier League game at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Before that, Arsene Wenger’s men travel to Russia in the Europa League to play BATE Borisov.

Arsenal are aiming to win the Premier League title for the first time since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign, when they were still playing their home games at Highbury.

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