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Arsenal forward labeled complete striker

Arsenal forward labeled complete striker

20 Oct 2018, 08:05

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has been labeled a complete striker by Leicester boss Claude Puel. 

Ahead of Arsenal clash with Leicester, Puel believes the Frenchman has lots of quality in front of goals. Lacazette was handed his senior debut in 2010 by Puel when they were together at Lyon. He has netted five goals in 10 appearances for the Gunners this season, making it 22 goals in 49 outings since his move from Lyon last year. 

 “He is a complete player with good transition with the ball and without the ball. He is always available for the team. He works all the time and he has kept his clinical edge and I am not surprised about his quality and his good work with Arsenal," Puel said. 

“He started with me. His first game at the beginning he was always a striker but to find a place and get game time in the team he started as a winger. He had always the same quality and was clinical in the box. He improves on his transition without the ball because at the beginning of his career his only focus was to score and not to work for the team."

“We developed him like a striker because he had all the ability to play in this position, but to start in the first division in France it was important to play him for his development and we had a lot of strikers, experienced players with quality, so to give him game time we played him as a winger.”

Arsenal hosts Leicester City on Monday 22nd at the Emirates Stadium. 

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