Arsenal player Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring for his first goal for Arsenal in his first match during their football friendly against Sydney FC played in Sydney on July 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --

ALEXANDRE Lacazette
made a stunning start to his
Arsenal career by scoring on
his debut to wrap up a 2-0
victory over Sydney FC.
The striker netted within
14 minutes of coming off the
substitutes’ bench late on at
a sold-out ANZ Stadium to
mark his arrival for a clubrecord
fee in style.
It had looked until that
point that a fourth-minute
strike from Per Mertesacker,
magnificent during the FA
Cup final in his last Gunners
appearance, would be the
only goal of the game.
Danny Welbeck had a
controversial second-half
penalty saved by Sydney
goalkeeper Andrew
Redmayne, whose impressive
performance ensured the
match remained in the
balance until Lacazette’s late
intervention.
The match was Arsenal’s
first pre-season encounter,
with a friendly against
Western Sydney Wanderers
to follow on Saturday

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