Alexandre Lacazette challenged to continue scoring record at Arsenal

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GETTY Arsene Wenger had a season to forget last year

The 26-year-old France worldwide striker joined Arsene Wenger's side from Ligue 1 outfit Lyon in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £46.5 million. To great effect, I may add, as he was integral to that attack and had a huge part to play in the build up and whatever final product was delivered. Especially last season, where the dropped three points could have earned them a Champions League spot. He has proved to be a deadly finisher in his Premier League career, needing just a sniff of a chance.

"They have got everything in place", the 54-year-old said.

"Goalscoring record is not necessarily transferable from the French League to the English league, that's for sure", said Wenger.

Asked if any bids had been lodged for Sanchez, the Frenchman replied: "I can't tell you that at the moment".

Lacazette looks set to establish himself as Arsene Wenger's first choice up front, leading many to speculate an exit for Giroud. "We have all the other players prepared in preseason and they are all ready".

Shkodran Mustafi is lacking match practice after returning late to pre-season training due to his participation in the Confederations Cup while Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla are longer-term absentees.

The former England worldwide has also predicted Alexandre Lacazette to score for Arsenal against Leicester at the Emirates Stadium.

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare was also pleased - even if the Foxes headed back to the East Midlands with nothing to show for their evening's endeavour.

As I am writing this, I am playing "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie in my head because, I don't care what they say about professionalism and all that, there is pressure on any player at a new club.

"I think we have all seen the amusing business of the transfer window and we never know what is round the corner".

"You will have so many scientists around the team that who will bring out the team to play on Saturday will be more management specialists than football specialists".

However, PSG are willing to test Sanchez and Arsenal's resolve with a 'type of financial package too good to turn down'.

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