Date: 31st July 2017 at 10:25am
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Manager Arsene Wenger has been reflecting further on our Emirates Cup win, despite losing two one to Sevilla this Sunday, and one very promising aspect of the game was that despite having a poor match Alexandre Lacazette delivered and got on the scoresheet when a chance came his way.

The French international didn’t have the best of games but he found himself in the right place at the right time to slot home Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross and Wenger believes that knack for goal he has will come in very handy this coming campaign.

Speaking to the Official Site Wenger was already convinced that our new signing game us a different dimension for the coming season.

‘For a striker it`s vital. I think he has shown some good things. He was not involved a lot because we didn`t have a lot the ball today, like we`re used to having, and the strikers suffer from that. Overall, what he has done is good. It`s his strength. He has a very strong record in scoring goals and that comes from the fact that he is in the right positions in the box and anticipates well. Overall, that is a very important quality that will be needed throughout the season.’

Reflecting more on the match, Wenger knew it was largely a poor performance but he praised the changed eleven for digging deep and overall he felt we probably should’ve come away with a draw even if asking for a win would’ve been a step too far.

Ultimately though it’s pre season, it’s about minutes and new signings bedding in and although it sounds bizarre to take the Trophy with one win and one defeat compared to Sevilla having two wins but a reduced goal difference tally, that’ll do something for spirit and attitude in the camp on its own.

‘We didn`t have the same dynamic as yesterday. We didn`t really look sharp. Sometimes it is good though to play with tired legs and to dig deep. I still think we could have drawn, but overall we played against two good teams over the weekend and that`s what you want to prepare you for the season. We had tough game and everybody got 90 minutes.’

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