Ian Wright has sung the praises of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, but has urged him to be given less responsibilities outside the final third of the pitch.
The Frenchman arrived from Lyon this summer in a club record deal, and has impressed thus far, scoring five goals in his opening nine Premier League outings.
Ian Wright is the latest person to sing the striker’s praises, describing his affection for the goalscorer for the work he does for his team-mates.
“I love Lacazette,” Wright explained.
“He’s a fantastic singing.
“When he stretches teams, look at Ozil and Sanchez, they’ve got the space to run into.”
The former England and Arsenal striker added that he believes Arsene Wenger should give him less responsibility in the build up play however, urging him to do what he does best, which comes in the final third.
“When he gets into this situation [in the penalty area], he finishes so so well,” he continued.
“I don’t want to see him come and getting involved in the link up play because we have enough players that can do that.
“I would love to see him on the edge of defenders, and running into those little slots, stretching teams.”
With Mesut Ozil known for his lack of ability to track back, and try and win the ball back, it would be controversial to ask Lacazette to do less work on the rest of the pitch, so I have to disagree somewhat to Ian Wright’s opinion.
Should Lacazette be given less work off the ball and in the build up? Is Wenger to blame for his role on the pitch?