With a reported cost of $93.5 million, Lacazette is a club record signing for the Arsenal. But, with 37 goals in 45 games for Lyon last year, and a conversion rate of 36.1%(the highest in Europe) compared with Giroud's 24.1%, he has the potential to be a great investment!
Alexandre Lacazette says that his success for Arsenal will depend on the team. In his interview with Arsenal(where the comments and pictures are sourced), he had this to say:
"...you need to have players behind you who pass the ball well, resulting in good goalscoring opportunities."
Whilst Arsenal do have the assist kings of Ozil and Iwobi, clearly Lacazette will need two things. Firstly, that Ozil's form picks up this year(compared to last year) and, Secondly, that he is able to settle in with the midfield quickly in order for them to adapt to his positioning and pace.
And, whilst he clearly is putting his success prospects at the feet of his team mates, he promises to do all he can to fire the Gunners back to the title: