Jermaine Jenas has moved to praise the display of Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal today, claiming he did more for his side than team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gunners limped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of our noisy neighbours Tottenham today, and all the hype surrounding new signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang will have been silenced.
The Gabon international had very little time on the ball, with him regularly being caught offside, and he did very little worth mentioning in all honesty.
Alexandre Lacazette has found himself out of the starting line-up since the arrival from Borussia Dortmund, but he managed to do more for our side in his 10-minute cameo than his attacking counterpart did inside the full 90 minutes.
The French striker will come under criticism for his two efforts which were both placed off target, but the fact that he managed to create the space and get into the right position to get those chances is more than PEA did at any point of the game.
Jermaine Jenas is very much in agreement with my points above, and claims that the former Lyon star is simply lacking confidence, but deserves some credit for his display.
“We’re talking about him lacking confidence and his goal ratio, fair enough,” Jenas said.
“He’s come on today for the best part of eight-10 minutes of this game.
“I think he did more than Aubameyang throughout the whole period of the game.
“He’s made runs, he’s created opportunities, albeit he’s missed at the big moment.
“At the big big moment he wasn’t there to put it in the back of the net.
“Now, that’s not to say he’s the wrong option or the wrong choice.”
Did Aubameyang do anything of note in the match? Could Lacazette find himself back in contention to start should we witness similar displays?