Chelsea spent a club-record fee of £71million on Alvaro Morata while Arsenal spent a club record fee of £52million on Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes Alvaro Morata is different class to Alexandre Lacazette.
“No, I like him [Lacazette], I think he is a good player – but Morata is top top draw,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“Morata is going to be an absolute star in the Premier League. He’s different class.
“I watched him come on as a sub in the first game against Burnley and even in that 15 minutes… it’s like when you watch something and someone’s done something in 15 minutes and you think “wow, they can play” and he did that about five times. He’s hit the ground running.
“I like Lacazette don’t get me wrong, but if I was playing Real Madrid on Saturday he would play in front of Lacazette.”