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LACAZETTE COMPARED TO IAN WRIGHT

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French star Alexandre Lacazette has been compared to a former Arsenal striker Ian Wright.

The former Lyon star had incredible scoring stats in the Ligue 1 but he remains underrated. The Emirates Stadium move is one that would help him establish international credence while helping the club with the much needed goals to excel in its title chase.

Arsenal paid a record £52 million for his services and he is expected to impress. Ian Wright was also a high scoring player during his days. Wright scored 185 goals, siting in second place in the club’s goalscoring chart behind Thierry Henry.

“I know about Ian Wright very well. I’ve never seen him play but if I am compared to him that is great. If I have a career where fans think of me like they do about Ian Wright then I’ll be very happy.

“I have arrived at a very special club, a very good club who are very organized. With the other players in the team, there are very high levels so it is a great opportunity for me to improve,” the player said.

HENRY – I WANT TO MANAGE ARSENAL

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has revealed that his ultimate career ambition is to manage his former club, though he would not hold out for it.

The former French striker is currently assisting Belgium manager Roberto Martinez while he retains his role as a Sky Sport pundit.

The ex-player is ready to be patient for the role as he desires it but he could not hold out for it.

“Everyone thinks I dream of Arsenal. Yes. But it’s just a dream. How could I be pretentious enough to think they’ll have me? I’m just starting. I’m trying to became a coach. I’ve no pretence to know where I could go one day. I’ll go where I’m wanted,” the Premier League legend said.

Henry played at Arsenal from 1999 to 2007, scoring 174 goals in 254 games. He played at Barcelona before he ended his career playing in the MLS for New York Red Bulls. His focus is on developing his football managerial skills and helping young talents develop.

IAN WRIGHT MAD WITH PAYET’S STATEMENTS

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Soccer Pundit Ian Wright is mad at statement of West Ham United playmaker Dimitri Payet.

The France international recently admitted that he was open to the idea of going back to his former club Marseille in his home country.

The Euro 2016 star said:

“Marseille have a new project which seems interesting. Marseille know how attached I am to the club. When I talk about it, I say the best possible thing, because that is what I think, so why not.”

This made the former Arsenal star blast Payet. Wright opined that Payet’s comments would anger West Ham fans, adding that he “thinks [Payet] is out of order coming out to say stuff like that.”

“I think what you see with his is somebody that, up until this point, has obviously had an attitude problem and a consistency problem. Now that we are seeing a little bit of consistency from him, he is holding West Ham to ransom,” Wright added.

IAN WRIGHT: THIERRY HENRY IS WENGER’S PERFECT REPLACEMENT

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Former professional English player and football commentator, Ian Wright says former player, Thierry Henry will be the perfect replacement for The Gunners. Wright who played for seven years for the English team backs the Frenchman to head the coaching crew at the emirates.

Thierry Henry just completed his UEFA coaching badges and Ian Wright says he is the one to replace Arsene Wenger when he finally retires from the club.

“Thierry has got his badges, jump in, jump in. If you can’t get a Pep, which we can’t - Arsenal fans wouldn’t want Mourinho for whatever reason - if Thierry is ready to go and he can get the backroom staff, get it done,” Wright said. The leading goal scorer for Arsenal received his UEFA ‘A’ coaching badge last month. This means the former skipper can lead the coaching crew below EPL level or a youth team.

The television and radio personality also commented on other issues. He asked that Louis Van Gaal believe more in the youth in his Manchester united squad. He said if he were at the helms of affairs at the club, he would drop Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo. Ian said he favored youngsters, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson due to their style of play and contribution to the team.

Ian Wright reached 1,000,000 twitter followers and celebrates by playing a match

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The former star of Crystal Palace and Arsenal, Ian Wright played his last competitive match back in 2000 and ever since retiring he has turned into a media figure as he has appeared in numerous shows as well as starting a career as a radio newscaster.

Wright has a big influence in social media as he continuously reveals his opinion concerning anything and it’s just not limited to events in relation to football.

The retired footballer now has over 1 million of followers in twitter and the Englishman celebrated this milestone by playing a match with a select few of his fans and supporters.

This even was labeled with the name: ‘’#OneMoreGame’’. The match was held at Wembley were some of his lucky twitter followers were selected to play alongside Ian Wright in a game that concluded with a final scoreboard of 2-2.

When Ian Wright was asked about the origin of this event, he replied by saying: ‘’Well, I was closing in on a million followers and I never envisaged getting a million followers, especially when I started on Twitter.’’

Ian Wright was asked about who was the best player that he has ever competed against and he replied by saying that it was ZinedineZidane and the retired footballer continued on by expressing his thoughts in relation to Raheem Sterling and if whether or not he will be transferred away from Liverpool.