Martin Keown: Arsenal signing reminds me of Ian Wright

Martin Keown admits that he has been impressed by Alexandre Lacazette's start to life at Arsenal this season

alexandre lacazette
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette Photo: Puma

Martin Keown has claimed that Alexandre Lacazette reminds him of Ian Wright following his strong start to life at Arsenal.

Lacazette is one of two new signings at Arsenal this summer after the Gunners paid a club-record fee to bring him to The Emirates from Lyon last month.

The French striker hit the ground running when he opened the scoring with a strong header in the 4-3 win over Leicester City in Arsenal’s first Premier League game of the season.

And former Arsenal defender Keown has been very impressed with what he had seen so far from Lacazette in a Gunners shirt.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Keown said: “Although his goal was narrowly chalked off for offside, I was impressed with how Lacazette dispatched his finish at Stoke.

“It reminded me of how Ian Wright used to finish. Thierry Henry’s finishing was more graceful but Wright was like a marksman.

“Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren are big, loping centre halves and Sanchez and Lacazette can cause them some real damage with their pace at Anfield on Sunday.”

Lacazette will be hoping to feature from the start when Arsenal take on Liverpool in their crunch Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Stoke City last time out.

The north London side are aiming to improve their Premier League form significantly this season after they ended up in fifth place in the Premier League table last term.

Arsenal did, however, end last season on a high when they beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final in May.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Arsene Wenger
Have Arsenal, Liverpool FC Or Man United Ever Been Relegated?
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker tells Jurgen Klopp to switch Liverpool FC star’s position
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Who does Martin Tyler support?
Which Football Team Does Commentator Martin Tyler Support?
Arsene Wenger
Have Arsenal, Liverpool FC Or Man United Ever Been Relegated?
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker tells Jurgen Klopp to switch Liverpool FC star’s position
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Who does Martin Tyler support?
Which Football Team Does Commentator Martin Tyler Support?
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature