Cape Town - Arsenal
manager Arsene Wenger has praised Alexandre Lacazette as more than just
a goalscorer after his brace secured a 2-0 win over West Brom on
The French striker headed home the opener on 20 minutes, following up
after Alexis Sanchez hit the crossbar with a free kick, and added a
second from the penalty spot to lift the Gunners up to seventh in the
Premier League standings.
"He's not only a goalscorer, his link-up play is good," Wenger said after the win at the Emirates Stadium.
"He fights as well, he's not fazed by the physical challenges that
West Brom gave us and overall he looks to adapt very quickly and very
The win over the Baggies makes it three games unbeaten in the Premier
League and five in all competitions following their 4-0 humbling
"Yes of course we are in a different position, a different mental aspect as well," Wenger added.
"But we know we live in a world where when you miss a game like where
we did at Liverpool, you face a very difficult environment afterwards.
"There's only one way to respond, that is to show your character and respond with results on the pitch."
Meanwhile Wenger has criticised the gruelling schedule that forces Arsenal to play three games in the space of just seven days.