After a summer of big name strikers moving to the top sides in the Premiership, we were really hoping that Alexandre Lacazette will also be one of those taking the new season by storm. Right now the massive United signing Romelu Lukaku leads the Golden boot with 7 goals already, with Chelsea’s big money arrival weighing win with 6 along with Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero while our new man has made a reasonable start with 4 so far.
Lacazette came to Arsenal with a very big reputation in France, scoring 91 goals for Lyon in the last 3 seasons (in just 129 games) but he has come out and made a statement saying he doubts very much he will match those figures in his first season in the Premier League. “I will try my level best to achieve that but there is a big difference in that I was played in virtually every match at Lyon,” he said. “Here the manager likes to rotate players to keep them fresh for the Premier League.
“I will try my best to score that many goals but this is my first season so it’s all quite new.
“I want to settle in and repay the confidence that’s been shown in me.”
While rotation may limit Lacazette’s some, the France international also admitted that the pace and physicality of English top flight is very different from that of Ligue 1.
“The main difference in the Premier League is that game is a lot more physical. The pace of the game is also very different – I now really understand what it means to play box to box.
“Things can move so fast that you don’t have time to catch your breath or think about the next move.”
So should we be worried that he is still a bit lacking inconfidence facing Premier League defenders (and referees!) or does he just need a kick up the arse and get told to just go out there and do his job?
What do you think