Most Arsenal fans will already know this, but for those who don’t there was a report by Metro the other day confirming that the January transfer signing by the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund has quietly gone about starting his new career in record breaking style and it appears that it is not just when he is playing football that the Gabonese international striker is showing his worth to Arsenal Football Club.
Now that Arsene Wenger can once again select the France international striker Alexandre Lacazette for his Arsenal teams, after the former Lyon forward was left on the sidelines for a while due to a knee problem, Arsenal fans should get to see what the boss thinks is his best attacking line-up.
With Arsenal taking a 4-1 win to Russia in the Europa League this week, even the fact that CSKA Moscow are a tougher team to face on their own turf, the feeling is that the tie is abut over, so with the Gunners also now in touching distance of Chelsea in the fifth Premier League place, there is an argument that Arsene Wenger should have one eye on our EPL game at the weekend.
I was hoping that Arsenal would produce a convincing performance in the Premier League yesterday and record a big win over Southampton, As we all know that did not happen and you could argue that the Gunners were lucky to get any win at all, but thanks toa late goal from Danny Welbeck all the points did go to Arsenal.
Any win for Arsenal over today’s visitors to north London would take the Gunners to just two points behind Chelsea, who currently sit fifth in the Premier League table and have seen their own top four hopes disappear after losing their long unbeaten home record against Tottenham last weekend, but a big win for Arsenal could help to pile even more pressure onto the Blues before they face West Ham later today.
Funnily enough, the team that Arsenal will be taking on next in the Premier League gives the Gunners one of the two big reasons for not slacking off in the remaining seven Premier League games. Southampton, who the Gunners take on at the Emirates stadium this weekend, may be having an awful league campaign that sees them currently sitting in the relegation zone, but they are one of the four clubs still in with a chance of winning the FA cup.
He will have top go some to beat or even come anywhere near the goal scoring record and status among the Arsenal fans as his fellow countryman Thierry Henry, but the France international forward Alexandre Lacazette does have time on his side, as he is still only 26-years old.
There were plenty of positives, from an Arsenal fan’s point of view, when the Gunners took on CSKA Moscow in the home leg of the Europa League quarter-finals this week, not least of which was the 4-1 result which barring a disaster in Russia next week will see Arsenal in the draw for the semi-finals.