Alexandre Lacazette will be a success at Arsenal, according to former Gunner Thierry Henry.
And Henry, who is Arsenal’s record goalscorer is confident that Lacazette can work well with the club’s existing strikers this season.
‘(Lacazette) has a different game to Giroud, which I think is good because you need different types of strikers,’ Henry said on Sky Sports.
‘He did it in the French league and people might say it’s a different league, but, with due respect to Lyon, he’ll also be with better players. I’m backing him to have a good season.’
Arsenal brought in Lacazette for a club record price after they finished fifth last season, missing out on a Champions League place for the first time in 21 years.
Henry, who the 26-year-old has regularly been compared to, believes he will have a positive impact on a side that has sometimes struggled for clinical strikers.
I’m a big fan of him,’ Henry said. ‘I saw him playing for a long time in the French league and in the youth team.
‘He was always a talent that everyone was for him to grow into, and to be fair he did, he’s been scoring goals every season.’
Arsenal kick off their Premier League campaign with a game against Leicester at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.