Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Alex Lacazette showed his quality v Chelsea - Theo Walcott

Alex Lacazette showed his quality v Chelsea - Theo Walcott

The Bosnian scored the equaliser against Chelsea in the Community Shield, with Arsene Wenger's team going on to lift the trophy after a penalty shootout win.

And Walcott, who has faced the Bosnia worldwide in training throughout the close season, explained how the "tough unit" would not need too much time to acclimatise himself to the physical aspects of English football.

"We will let people talk on the outside".

Kolasinac joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Schalke in the close-season and already looks an ideal fit for the physical demands of the Premier League. "It's a bit different, it's new for us, the fans will be up for it obviously. This league is the best and I think he could be one of the best in the league". He fits perfectly for the Premier League.

"Honestly, he's an absolute animal", Walcott said.

"He is an absolute animal". You can just tell he looks after himself well. He eats the right food and he's professional.

"The power he's got and his pace, it's handsome to watch". It's attractive to watch and he's a great addition to the squad. The number of key players we have in all sorts of positions, they're going to supply for him and Oli as well.

And the Bosnia-Herzegovina international's new team-mate Theo Walcott believes he is "beautiful" to watch in his own way. "We're training double sessions before playing the games, so in terms of fatigue or feeling fresh for those games is definitely not how you feel going into those games".

Kolasinac only featured against Chelsea due to a head injury sustained in the 32nd minute by Per Mertesacker but he enhanced his case to start Friday's Premier League clash against Leicester City, a game which assumes extra importance given Arsenal poor recent record first up.

Possessing pace in abundance and also capable of linking play to excellent effect, there is much for Arsenal supporters to be excited about following Lacazette's arrival, although the 26-year-old should be afforded some time to adapt to English football.

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