Joe Cole compares Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal legend Ian Wright after Wolves win

Alexandre Lacazette helped Arsenal defeat Premier League rivals Wolves
Alexandre Lacazette helped Arsenal defeat Premier League rivals Wolves (Picture: Getty)

Joe Cole likened Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal legend Ian Wright after the Frenchman helped the Gunners secure an important victory over Premier League rivals Wolves.

Goals at the end of each half from Bukayo Saka and Lacazette saw Mikel Arteta’s side clinch a 2-0 win at Molineux on Saturday and move up to seventh in the table, eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Lacazette has endured a frustrating season at the Emirates and has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, but showed his class at Wolves with a goal that led Cole to compare him to Gunners hero Wright.

‘It was a fantastic finish,’ the former England star told Premier League productions.

‘It was so much like Ian Wright, it’s just all Ian Wright. I said it when he signed… I watched him play over in France and his movement was top drawer.

‘The touch and finish… it was so confident.’

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood added: ‘It’s a great goal. He’s got real quality.

Joe Cole likened Lacazette to Gunners hero Wright
Joe Cole likened Lacazette to Gunners hero Wright (Picture: Getty)

‘What I like about Lacazette – and you have to give the manager credit – he’s been left out recently but when he comes back in he’s affecting the game which shows good attitude and good management.’

Despite Arsenal’s victory, Cole does not expect Arsenal to go on and secure a top-four finish in the Premier League.

He added: ‘Credit to Mikel Arteta for putting together this team.

‘I can’t see it happening, I can’t see them beating Leicester and Tottenham, but they’ve given themselves a chance and they’re still in it.’

Arteta, meanwhile, was full of praise for his team after the 2-0 victory and said: ‘It was a massive win.

‘We had two and a half days to prepare and they had a week. We played two games while they were training.

‘They [Wolves] are a really well organised team and it’s really tough to come here and win, we needed everybody to play with high attention and commitment.

‘We had good possession and scored two goals. When we had to suffer, the team enjoyed to suffer together, which is massive for us.’

Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

MORE: Jamie Redknapp makes top-four prediction after Chelsea and Arsenal wins

MORE: Mikel Arteta explains why he was shouting at Ceballos during Wolves win

No comments