Lacazette scores first Arsenal goal from Iwobi assist

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Lacazette is exactly what Arsenal have needed for a long time.

Arsene Wenger will protect Arsenal's players "like a father" when they come under fire, insists Gilberto Silva.

The Frenchman travelled to Sydney with his new Gunners teammates for the first leg of their preseason tour, and the 26-year-old found the back of the net in the win.

Arsene Wenger says the future of English football is not so bleak after watching two Arsenal teenagers excel against Sydney FC. Too many complicated, unpredictable campaigns have crippled previous title challenges.

However, he could be dealt a blow in his pursuit of both, with Monaco keen to shut up shop for the transfer window when the sell Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea for £40m. Ironically Giroud starts ahead of Lacazette for the French national team, but it appears that won't be the case at Arsenal.

Finally, Wenger is not planning for the future but concentrating 100% on the present instead, and that makes Arsenal an attractive bet next season. Lacazette arrived late, his timing perfect. Outraged supporters have demanded a decent finisher for years.

"It was an unreal experience", said the 20-year-old.

He's still battling a bit of Jetlag but new Western Sydney Wanderers striker Oriol Riera hopes to play against Premier League giants Arsenal on Saturday night. The same can be said for Aaron Ramsey.

Reiss Nelson was the pick.

"But it is true that I really enjoyed my five years with Arsenal".

The England striker has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the first team at The Emirates due to a string of injury problems since joining the north London side from Manchester United back in 2014.

It is no good having quick forwards that play on the shoulder of defenders unless you have someone that can play them in, so Ozil would have been a big loss had he forced through a move this summer.

From a Mesut Oezil corner, the German attempted an overhead kick and looked like a praying mantis on a trampoline.

As the hosts continued to labour, Wenger's kids partied in the space.