Tonight Lacazette can show the world he intends to stay at Arsenal

Rumours rule football; people survive on rumours to either have an idea of what their club is planning on doing or to just keep themselves busy. Either way, rumours are part of football. In recent times, Arsenal has been hit with a lot of stories presumed to be from the club. Most of these stories tend to be untrue.

Today, I want to talk about Alexandre Lacazette once again.

Lacazette has been in the news recently with stories emerging of a contract clause that allows him to leave Arsenal at the end of the season if they fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. He has come out to deny such a clause, insisting he would only leave Arsenal when the time is right. For coming out to debunk the rumour, Lacazette has done right to put records straight and reduce the tensions between him and the Arsenal fans. However, it is one thing to put the record straight, another thing is to show it on the field of play.

Laca has not been in the best of form this season and it is only natural that he should be thinking of how to improve his game and nothing else. Even if he wants to leave Arsenal at the end of this season, he would do well to avoid talking about it for now. Who stays or who leaves the club should not be what we should be talking about at the moment.

Tonight is another opportunity for Lacazette to keep on trying to improve his game, how to start scoring important goals and how to contribute positively to the cause of the team. He is our striker but he has not lived up to the status of a top number nine! He has not been scoring goals to move the team forward this season and this has affected the club’s fortune in the league.

Against Olympiacos, what I expect from the French striker is goals, goals and goals. He should do everything to score more than one goal tonight and contribute to helping Arsenal qualify to the next round. He should be motivated to grab the headlines and win the hearts of the Arsenal fans on a long term basis.

We are Arsenal and we are proud.

Sylvester Kwentua

6 Comments

  1. S.J says:

    A goal from Lacazette today will be ecstatic. That shows his form is back.

    With 3 goals in a row!!!

  2. Timse says:

    Off topic, is it possible for us to stop berating our players for their past short comings because i believe Emery was the issue . lets instead start judging them from the next game and also after the last game we can call for the exit of players who would have under performed no exception, be it Saka, Laca, Auba, Pepe, Ozil and co.

  3. Timse says:

    And Admin Martin, I believe you should spare an article to praise Ozils latest developments. I recall a time you said you would support him if he improves. If you cannot find in your heart to support him then at least do not attack him at least until he performs poorly.

    1. Admin Martin says:

      I have rated him accordingly in the one very good game and one single game he played well in. As for an article, that will come when he plays on a consistent level for an extended period of time, thus no positive article in years.

  4. Siamois says:

    I think Laca has done the right thing by coming out and reiterate his commitment to Arsenal,now the fans know and papers/websites can stop putting rumours out,also I find it harsh saying he has been out of form,he started the pre season and played for a good while injured,he might not have been scoring but you can’t deny his commitment and work rate,all he is missing is goals,if he keeps scoring no one will complain!!

  5. Siamois says:

    Indeed!

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