Former Arsenal skipper William Gallas has asked for patience for new star signing of the club Alexandre Lacazette.
The Lyon striker joined the club recently for a record fee. Even before the season is to start there has been pressure on the French star to impress.
“We have to give him time. Sometimes it’s not easy to change country, you have to speak another language. It’s not easy to settle very quick. I know in football everything is about results so if he doesn’t score many goals people will judge him straight away. We have to give him two years to see what he can do,” Gallas pleaded.
Gallas is featuring in the ongoing Star Sixes event at the London O2 Arena as part of the French soccer legends contingent. The retired player refused to endorse the player for success at the Emirates but he generally wishes the best for his compatriot.
“In France he was a great, great player. He scored so many goals. Now he’s in the Premier League it will be a different league, a new challenge for him,” the Frenchman explained.
Lacazette started his career at Arsenal on a good note though. He scored in his pre-season debut when the Gunners faced Sydney FC in Australia this week. The 26-year old has a lot to prove if he wants to be taken seriously.
Laca, as fondly called, netted an impressive 101 goals in 203 games in the Ligue 1 but he is yet to be appreciated as much as others. Leaving his comfort zone and coming close to such feats would surely earn his the admiration of many. Arsenal for one needs his goals this term as they put up a serious challenge for the Premier League title.