Most Arsenal fans are well aware of the fact that the former England international striker Michael Owen is not exactly a Gooner at heart. Perhaps it is because he used to play for two of our big Premier League rivals with Liverpool and Manchester United, but he almost always has something negative to say about our club, our manager or our players.
Fair enough I suppose, as he is a pundit (although a pretty poor one in my humble opinion) and he has the right to his own ideas. So when he actually has something positive to say about Arsenal, not only is it a surprise but I think it is worth looking at, and his recent comments reported by Metro about Alexandre Lacazette are certainly that.
Some may have accused him of being a bit of a goal hanger but Owen certainly knew how to score goals and when he was asked for his prediction of who would bag the most in the new EPL season he went for our summer signing from Lyon, explaining that Arsenal always create plenty of chances and combined with Lacazette’s excellent rate of conversion that should mean goals galore for the new Gunner.
Owen said, ‘He had the highest chance conversion rate in Europe’s top five leagues last season and Arsenal create plenty of chances, so he should get plenty of opportunities.’
It all seems pretty simple really when you put it like that, so do you agree with him about Lacazette getting the Golden Boot?