Alexis Sanchez managed to score 30 goals in all competitions last season, helping Arsenal win the FA Cup final against Chelsea in May.
But with his future in north London very much unstable, Alexandre Lacazetre’s arrival in July was viewed by some as attempt by the club to replace Sanchez who appeared to be heading to Manchester City.
However, after remaining at the Emirates stadium following his failed move to Pep Guardiola’s side, the ex-Barca forward is now working with Arsene Wenger’s new additions from the summer.
And according to Sanchez, Lacazette is a player who has the qualities he certainly appreciates.
“When he has a goalscoring chance, he is a good finisher,” the Chile forward told Arsenal Player. “He’s a classic striker.
“He was a successful player in France, and the two of us work well together. He’s an excellent player.
“I believe we have [a good understanding]. We haven’t played that many games together but when we have, I like how he plays.
“He finds space and understands the game well. He is very talented.”