Posted on July 14, 2017 by ADMIN

Will Lacazette fast start mean goals galore for Arsenal?

The Arsenal and France international forward Alexandre Lacazette was signed by Arsene Wenger this summer for a club record transfer fee for more than just his goals, although that is clearly a major part of his appeal after he scored more in the last four seasons in Ligue 1 than any other striker, including the PSG stars Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The new Gunner’s game is also about pace and movement which helps the players around him as well as the team on the whole. He is also known for his work rate, pressing and tackling ability and hopefully he will be a fantastic addition for all of these reasons.

Having said all that, Arsenal fans will be hoping that he bangs in plenty of goals for us in the coming months and years and Arsene Wenger thinks that his new striker finding the back of the net just 15 minutes into his Arsenal debut could really help him to do just that, as it will settle the nerves and stop any build up of pressure that we have seen affect players like Giroud and Walcott in the past.

Arsenal.com reports the boss saying, “It is important for him to get that [first goal] off his shoulders because you expect to score if you are a striker.

“You could see that he was happy but overall what we were looking for was to play at pace and to develop our collective game and for long periods in the game that was quite good for us. We had tough opposition because they fought for every ball but at the end of the day their goalkeeper was the man of the match.”

I really do not think we can overestimate just how important it is for a striker to have confidence and for Arsenal too. It could be a massive bonus if Lacazette hits the ground running, so will he be able to fire Arsenal to the title?

Bob.

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16 thoughts on “Will Lacazette fast start mean goals galore for Arsenal?

  1. Samij

    I av watched d video clip of him, he is a wonderful player and will give us alot of goals

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    1. neil

      This has zero relevance to the premier league… didnt Sanogo score 3 or 4 in pre-season once !!

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  2. Samij

    Even if Sanchez will play for us next season yet all eyes will be on lacazette.. He will score more goals and out shine sanchez

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  3. Break-on-through

    I hope he’s really good at closing players down. Alexis has been literally crying out for others to get on the same page. We look unbalanced when Alexis and Oxlade or Welbeck are chasing everything down, but then you see Giroud, Ozil, Walcott and Iwobi virtually watching the game. Iwobi tries sometimes but it’s not something he likes to do, he prefers to look for some space and rely on other players winning the ball and then sending it up to him. But he can do it, and he might do it more so now. I really do not like Giroud Ozil and Walcott in the same starting line up. Lacazette will hopefully put an end to that happening too often. And if we can get Lemar it would really put the cat among the pigeons.

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  6. LL_cool_gunner

    Yeah he will score goals, he knows how to position himself pick a spot and shoot, he doesn’t play around..

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  7. Sukhjot gunner

    Let us just hope that he is THE CF we have been dying for years now.But that little cameo on thursday was all positive.Calm,composed,hard work and above all making intelligent runs at the right time in the box.I just pray this is just a TRAILER and there is much more to come from our record signing.

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  8. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter

    A good cross into the box Iwobi was made great resulting in a goal by Lacazette running from a deeper position and clinical finishing. Similar balls by Ozil, Sanchez, Iwobi and others were wasted last season.
    Lacazette’s intelligent positioning and timing of runs should ensure these balls are not wasted and Arsenal score more goals this coming season.

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    1. Gabie

      I full agree with you, someone did mention that he does not like to see Ozil to the starter line up i real failed to understand. Who is master of assist ???? come on?? Ronaldo scores lots of goals through Ozil. Arsenal were lacking someone like Lacazette who runs and position himself.

      Ozil will have fun as he indicated. Giroud and Wlacot are waste . We can keep them for plan B.

      wELBECK just for man united to haunt them by scoring other than that all three let us down for many years, Wenger must play Lacazette as a striker.

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  9. Lupe

    I hope he becomes the striker we have been waiting for and i think he will. But did anyone notice he was playing on the left side of the attack while giroud was upfront? I hope wenger hasn’t got some silly plan because we want him upfront in the center because he will be closer to goal where he is so deadly.

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  10. killamch89

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves it is only a pre-season friendly but for the record lacazette did look positive so far. That boy Nelson is unreal though and bramall. If Ox isn’t careful he just might get replaced 🙂

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  11. Atid

    If alexis stays I am more than happy with a front 3 triangle of ozil alexis lacazette. My concern is the current back up of walcott giroud Welbeck. Obviously it is a plan b, which is good, but walcott and welbecks finishing leaves a lot to be desired in the new formation, so I think wenger needs to decide between using a different formation to utilise those 3 or find 3 different players that can be a plan b but also perform when required in the new formation.

    As it stands I see this as our first choice x1 in a 3421
    Cech
    Mustafi Mertesacker Koscielny
    Bellerin xhaka ramsey kolasinac
    Ozil alexis
    Lacazette

    However, the 2nd x1 will look best in 343
    Ospina
    Chambers Holding Gabriel
    Chamberlain Coquelin elneny Monreal
    Walcott Giroud Welbeck

    I have currently left wilshire cazorla and martinez out of the 2 starting x1s along with the u21s and the players I think are leaving. However I don’t think it will be long before Nelson and Iwobi out Walcott and Welbeck from that 2nd x1 and I would have no problem if Maitland-niles and Bramall ended up as the wing back options whilst cazorla, Wilshire and willock could easily force their way into the midfield.

    However, I do think it is the end of the road for szczesney Debuchy gibbs jenkinson campbell and perez. Whilst the two over age keepers macey and iliev are going to struggle even for u23 football with Huddart and keto also in the picture. Then there is players like Toral, kamara, Moore, pleguezuelo, zelalem who appear to have been over taken by younger players already.

    Still a lot of movement to happen over the next few weeks, hold on to your seats.

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  12. Kenya 001 Ars fan

    For sure he will score though knowing wenger laca will start playing wide to get used 2 the rigours of epl damn wenger time will tell might not be right!”

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