Alexandre Lacazette believes he offers something completely unique compared to the rest of his Arsenal team-mates.
Lacazette made a real difference after coming off the bench against West Ham, playing an influential role in the build-up to Arsenal’s second goal before they went on to win 3-1 at the Emirates.
The French striker has come on as a substitute in Arsenal’s opening three Premier League games of the season, with new boss Unai Emery opting to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on his own up top.
Despite injury troubles and a lack of consistency during his debut season in England, Lacazette still netted 17 times and he sent out a strong message to Emery with his impressive performance against the Hammers.
Following Arsenal’s victory, the former Lyon striker told reporters: ‘I knew I could help the team.
‘What I do is different to everyone else. I just want to play and help my team all the time.
‘When you come off the bench you have to be ready for your team-mates, it is what I tried to do and obviously it helped us to get the win.’
Arsenal picked up their first three points of the season against West Ham and will be hoping to build momentum with victory at Cardiff this coming Sunday.
The Gunners are clearly still trying to adapt under the new management following 22 years of Arsene Wenger.
When asked what Emery is asking for from him, Lacazette replied: ‘The manager just told me to play my game and said we will win if I play well.
There is a lot of difference under the new manager. You can’t really compare the two coaches – they are their own men when it comes to football.
‘Even if the aim is still to play and hurt the opposition with the ball, there are some big differences.’