Posted on August 09, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal making history: Legend claims this has never happened in football

Thierry Henry has talked about the recent arrival of Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal, and has claimed he will be the first ever player to be first-choice for his club, while his benched team-mate is favoured for his international side.

The Gunners splashed a club record £52.7 Million on the goalscoring Frenchman, and he is heavily expected to be the club’s first choice this season. Olivier Giroud remains in the squad however, and looks likely to stay on as back-up, but with the international side, things have been vice-versa.

Giroud has remained as the first-choice striker to lead the line for France, but they both have different qualities which can be utilised.

‘(Lacazette) has a different game to Giroud, which I think is good because you need different types of strikers,’ Henry told Sky Sports.

‘It’s ironic when you think about it that Giroud starts for France and Lacazette is his sub, and it looks at club level like Giroud will be the sub. I don’t know if that’s ever happened in the history of the game!

‘He did it in the French league and people might say it’s a different league but, with due respect to Lyon, he’ll also be with better players. I’m backing him to have a good season.

‘But that rotation will be key. Sometimes you’ll need Giroud or even Sanchez in the middle and sometimes you’ll need Welbeck or Walcott, whoever will have an impact.’

Have two players ever had the same situation as we currently have? Will France be forced to promote Lacazette ahead of Giroud if he proves himself in our team?

Pat J

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21 thoughts on “Arsenal making history: Legend claims this has never happened in football

  1. Aussie Jack

    Not a bad problem for Wenger to go to sleep on each night.

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  2. Who said Arsene can't do grime?

    Wenger’s got 99 problems but a CF ain’t one

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  3. Waal2waal

    OT: its nonesense selling alexis to psg for £80m

    QUITE SIMPLE WHEN IT COMES TO BUSINESS THE AFC LIKE TO BE IN AN ADVANTAGEOUS POSITION FAR AS PLAYER SALES WHICH 80M-90 WOULD DO NICELY THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

    HOWEVER, THE FACT IS THAT WE ARE IN SELLING DEADWOOD MODE AND FAR AS THATS GOING WE APPEAR TO BE AMETEURS STRUGGLING WITH HOW BEST TO OFFLOAD OVERPPRICED PLAYERS.

    THE SANCHEZ PROFITS COULD BE USEFUL IF IT’S PUT TOWARDS BUYING ANOTHER PLAYER OF COMPARABLE QUALITY. THE SAME PROFITS MAY HAVE TO BE USED TO BALANCE THE BOOKS BY OFFSETTING ANY SHORTFALL ON DEAD WOOD

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      1. waal2waal

        @John0711guess its a tad early in (am) for the cap Lock? no harm intended (sincerely); guess some are a overly sensitive on this thread, huh?

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  4. Waal2waal

    TO PLAY FOR ARSENAL ENHANSES YOUR CHANCE OF PLAYING FOR ALL THE TOP TEAMS. I WOULD’V SAID IT HELPS PUT PLAYER IN THE WINDOW ONLY FOR FRANCE BUT OTHERS KEEP AN EYE ON HOW WE PLAY INCLUDING BARCA, MADRID AND MAN U.

    IN FACT ITS COMMON AMONGST MANY FANS TO MEASURE HOW WELL THEIR TEAM PERFORMS UP AGAINST OUR TEAM. I THINK GIROUD HAS LITTLE CHANCE OF STOPPING LACAZETTE MOMENTUM TO BEING AHEAD OF HIM AS STRIKER IN FRANCE NATIONAL TEAM ITS SIMPLY A MATTER OF TIME.

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    1. Declan the Gooner dog

      Please stop SHOUTING Waal2waal or I will start BARKING! Wooof 🐾

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      1. waal2waal

        @Declan – lol not intended as shouting (honestly) although im aware it can be perceived that way. I like the available choice to use any style or font in attempt to make a point. I repeat no offence intended. i guess yours is the thumbs down… no worries.#COYG

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    2. John0711

      Not over sensitive just comes across as shouting, I stop reading comments like this. Just a suggestion but if you want people to read your opinion leave the caps off unless it’s important

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  5. Wengers Coat

    France greatest threat comes from the wings and behind striker, Griezman, Martial, Lemar, Mbappe, Ribery, Pogba, Dembele, Coman. These people are clinicial ot say the least, Giroud suits the France team since his style is to bring players from behind him foward, he builds up, fall deep to link with wingers to make foward runs, win headers, add dynamic. With lacazete, that deep lying foward is gone, lack of link up play, wining headers, France will need to play deep and counter oppositions.

    In short, Giroud is a unique player, that is why i rate him so highly. Welbeck is not that far apart if he can adapt to Giroud style, less technicaly gifted, but hes got that dangerous pace.

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  6. gotanidea

    Legend, please come and replace Wenger, as you seem to know better than him.

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  7. Darwin

    Off Topic:
    Can anyone create a Fantasy Football league, and share it on this site, so that all of us can have a bit of fun. An article to create awareness on the same can also be nice.

    Since most of us are tactically aware, know the best players in each position etc. this is the closest we can test ourselves against each other 😛 what say guys, its gonna be fun. Plus we can have a weekly article to see the positions of all involved.So there wont be a dull moment, even if a result is not good for Arsenal….

    PS – All this with the permission and blessings of the admin of the site.

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  8. Jim A

    Play them both at the same time. There is no way OG should be on the bench. We need our best goal scorers on the pitch.

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  9. Jim A

    Play them both at the same time. There is no way OG should be on the bench. We need our best goal scorers on the pitch.

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  10. Adeyemi

    With time we will kno the better one between them, all I kno is that both of them will be useful

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  11. Bryanz

    Personally I would think Lacazatte maynot be a big hit because of shirt number factor. He is a very good player but , a good signing for Wenger as well because of his finishing ability. But am already scared he might not score so many for the team. In the past most No. 9s have struggled not forgetting pod, Reyes, Injury prone Edwardo and lucas p. All these werenot poor players and I don’t think he is better than all these. Truth be told, let’s pray so hard that he shines in that shirt.

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