Alexandre Lacazette explains to Ian Wright difference between Emery and Wenger

Alexandre Lacazette has opened up on the differences between Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery to Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

The Frenchman was brought in last summer by the former Gunners boss but struggled during his debut season at the club.

Lack of form and injury led to the Gunners recruiting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January, further hampering the striker’s game time.

But the 27-year-old has enjoyed a positive start to this season, scoring five goals and producing three assists in 12 appearances.

Speaking to Wright on Premier League Today , Lacazette outlined the differences between Wenger and Emery.

"On the pitch, yeah, we feel differently," said the France striker. "[Working harder?] Yes because there is more tactics now.

"The coach as well is demanding higher with every player. Yeah I like it. It’s the best way to improve.

"The coach – it doesn’t matter which player it is – will always ask them to be on the top. I think he’s one of the reasons things are going well."

Lacazette also revealed that he was left frustrated by finding himself regularly substituted by Wenger last season.

"Yes I was [disappointed] last season I knew I had to score in one hour," he added. "When I talked with the coach, he has to make some choices which I have to respect.

"When you’re a striker you want to play all the games and most chances come at the end because defenders are tired.

"That’s why I was frustrated but it was my first season and all my family said “don’t be like this, enjoy the club”. Now I feel I can [stay on for the full 90 minutes]."

The Frenchman also pinpointed a tactical tweak Emery has made in terms of his positioning up top.

"With Arsene, yes [wanted me to stay in 18 yard box]," Lacazette offered.

"With Unai it’s different. He wants me to play my game so do more runs behind and come more in the contribution of the game."

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