Petr Cech has been largely impressed by Alexandre Lacazette’s swift adaptation to Arsenal’s style of play, but insists that the Gunners should continue supporting so as to get more out of him.
Lacazette has scored eight goals in 18 Premier League appearances since his £52.7million summer move from Lyon, despite the 26-year-old completing 90 minutes just twice.
“Alex is a very intelligent player,” Cech told Standard Sport. “The way he plays, obviously, he has adapted quickly to the way we play. I think we, as a team, we need to get more out of him because sometimes he makes a very good movement but the ball does not arrive every time at the right moment.
The French international’s eight goals have come from just 40 shots, giving him a conversion rate of 20 per cent which has been bettered by only thee three pelayers.
He is also the eight top scorer in the league after Mohamed Salah (13), Harry Kane (12), Raheem Sterling (11), Sergio Aguero (10), Romelu Lukaku (9), Alvaro Morata (9) and Wayne Rooney (9).
“I think it’s a matter of time [before we see his best]. But for a player who has just come to the Premier League, he’s had a pretty good run. He has immense quality in front of goal. If you see his ratio from how many shots he actually takes, it’s just a matter of time before more goals will come,” added Cech.
Theformer Lyon striker is likely to be rested for the League Cup quarter-final clash against West Ham in preparation for Friday’s League visit of Liverpool.