Are Arsenal fans happy with Lacazette so far?

I know it’s only pre-season and you can’t expect all the Arsenal players to be fully fit just yet, but Alexandre Lacazette has featured in quite a few games and has scored two goals as well. That is not a bad start in my book, especially as hasn’t played with our full first team around him.

His second goal came in the loss to Sevilla yesterday, and Wenger is pleased with the Frenchman’s ‘eye for goal’. “For a striker it’s vital,” Le Prof said. “I think he has shown some good things. He was not involved a lot because we didn’t have a lot the ball today, like we’re used to having, and the strikers suffer from that. Overall, what he has done is good.

“It’s his strength. He has a very strong record in scoring goals and that comes from the fact that he is in the right positions in the box and anticipates well. Overall, that is a very important quality that will be needed throughout the season.”

Well he was made our record transfer fee to score goals, so do we care whether he is impressive or do we just want him to put the ball in the back of the net. Are you happy with what you have seen of him so far?



  1. WC says:

    He’s a good finisher and knows where to be, definitely has the striker’s instinct about him and scores when provided opportunities. Still yet to see if he can make the step up from Ligue 1 to the EPL but we’ve had much worse strikers in the past so he’s already an upgrade on alot of dross I’ve seen come through

    1. MWNN says:

      yeah but anyone’s an upgrade to the likes of Gervinho, Chamakh, Sanogo.

      I know it’s early doors but, I’ve not seen anything that would be making any of the other premiership teams start reaching for the toilet paper….and that’s not even the creme de la creme of the prem.

      I’ve seen his montages on youtube and yeah, he looks good but a 90 minute, unedited game reveals a lot more about a player than a mocked up highlight reel.

      He could turn out to be the dogs b*&!$ocks but I’ve got a woeful view that he’ll just slip into Arsenal mode…….and don’t mind being proved wrong !

  2. Adajim says:

    He really needs to utilize his strength and be aggressive to succeed in epl else defenders will get him frustrated thereby rendering him useless. What makes likes of aguero and Costa succeed so far is their agresivenes and selfiness which he hasn’t displayed so far. So am reserving my comment on his overall performance. I hope he changes and learn this fast

  3. Ronny says:

    So far, blimey let the guy get over his jet lag and unpack the boxes in his new house first!
    Ask this question again in 4 to 6 weeks.
    We saw his quality at OL and we can see he’s got there now he just needs time to adapt and let it sink in. You could see yesterday he was very nervous and just taking in the Emirates crowd and stadium.
    This is big for any player coming from league 1 to the pl so if he doesn’t quite etc moving ad quick as we like we just need to keep shouting his name loudly until he does. He needs to feel like he belongs and is idolised by us all.
    Going to be interesting how he fairs against some of the tougher back line players and whether he stay fit throughout a long and physical season.
    Good luck dude I already like you you play with a smile not like Mr sombre and serious love myself giroud!

    1. Segun says:

      Couldn’t have said it better myself. This is a step up for the man and he will need some time to feel a part of the group. It will help when he plays a few PL games and finds how much reliance we place on him delivering goals. These things happen gradually as the team starts to play for him, even as he adjusts to the team style.

      He will come good, but not like hitting the ground running with goals each game.

    2. Joe alex lacazzete says:

      200 % agrre with u.. Come on… This is his 1st month… Give him time ok.. Ask again this question 2-3 month after epl start kick ball

      1. Break-on-through says:

        Nobodies asking for anything other than thoughts so far, we’ve all looked on with interest trying to glean something from first impressions. It’s no biggie, he’s not a sacrificial lamb.

  4. stubill says:

    It’s too early to say but I did like what he had to say in an interview with the Evening Standard.

    ‘Everything has changed,’ Lacazette said. ‘I felt that I was entering a new world. In terms of the players, the technical staff, the football – everything is different.

    ‘That is what I was looking for. It is I who needs to adapt as soon as possible.’

    He added: ‘Everything is different. It is bigger, goes faster, stronger – it’s good. It’s a great league with lots of teams. In my opinion there is no small team.

    ‘Even against the smallest one it is not always easy. I can’t wait to see how the season goes.’

    He’s obviously realised the Premier League is a different, more aggressive beast than Ligue 1, and the fact he needs to adapt to the league as quickly as possible, something a certain Mesut Ozil still hasn’t grasped.

    1. Break-on-through says:

      In fairness to Mesut he did work on his body last season. He was stronger but because of his personality it didn’t make much of an impact. It’s not good enough to be big unless you know how to use it, I think Mert mentioned something similar with Kolasinac who indeed has the temperament to use it well.

  5. Nameless king says:

    I’m sure we haven’t had a competitive game of football yet!! So far he seems to be making all the right runs and doing OK with hold up play, but come on this article is about a year early

  6. waal2waal says:

    before coming here lacazette was going to athletico madrid so he had the guts to leave a comfort zone and distinguish himself among the world best strikers. I think he will achieve success beyond belief as part of the arsenal offensive. I think we’re lucky to have gotten him at a time others are pushing hard for transfers elsewhere. Already he shown the calm of a clinical finisher and after he bulks-up and hits the gym he will start another chapter of quality strikers produced by the arsenal.

    1. Atid says:

      Bulks up? Just what we need the incredible bulk up front. Not sure if anyone has noticed, centre backs are changing, especially in the back 3 system. The big beast of a dm is no longer apparent so much either.

      1. Arsenal_Girl says:

        Hitting the weight room helps
        Ozil hit the weight room in the summer of 2015 and had an amazing season with loads of assists. He could better deal with defenders

        Look at Lukaku. He is known for attacking and going through Defenders because of his size. Lacazette is a different type of striker to Lukaku. Lacazette is more about pace, poaching dribbling but strengthening up will help

        I’m not saying Lacazette should bulk up big time, but becoming a bit stronger will help him cope in the PL

        1. Break-on-through says:

          I agree, Lacazette is more about using his agility. You lose agility when you bulk up. He will work on a bit, but like with Ozil it will be to a certain level.

          1. waal2waal says:

            If he’s to equip himself to do well against the best defenders in the prem then it does make sense to hit the gym and “bulk up” and add some physical presence.

  7. Viera Lyn says:

    Forget about being happy or not with Lacazette, he just got here and he’s already been played out of position…worry more about if he’s really happy to be here and for how long that will last…this team is a mess…can’t get rid of players because we overvalue our bench players and we always seem to make decisions out of desperation instead of from a position of strength…this is symptomatic of a team is disarray…if we were really serious about success we would have got rid of numerous players at season’s end, including Giroud, Gibbs, Welbeck, Wiltshire and Walcott…then we should have been incredibly aggressive in the transfer market early so that the team showed everyone, including their own players, that things were going to be different this time around…not to mention, think of the only players that other big clubs are interested in from our team and you will find that, minus Bellerin, none are under contract beyond this year…I dare you to find any serious contending club who would ever have allowed just such a situation without several real backup plans in place…so far the only difference in this team from last is the addition of Lacazette, who may or may not play up front under Wenger and Sead, who looks like he could come good but certainly not a true game changer, whereas we still have no idea if 2 of our best starters, Sanchez and OX, will even be on the field come deadline day…right now this is a top 7 team not a top 4 and if I’m right this season could set the tone for many years to come because this owner knows absolutely nothing about building a successful franchise…if you don’t believe me please investigate it for yourself(Rams, Nuggets, Avalanche)

    1. waal2waal says:

      “…a Top 7 team.” never, no way. most fans expect afc to be in the mix year in year out. we want to make a title challenge from our customary 4th.

      1. Jay says:

        And when is exactly is the last time we finished 4th? Why is it so hard to make a comment that is backed up by actual facts and evidence?

    2. Jay says:

      “if I’m right” Well, luckily, you clearly don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.

  8. Arsenal_Girl says:

    You can’t tell anything by summer matches

    Most of the matches are against non-Premier League clubs anyway

    Wait until the season starts.
    Even then please give him some time to acclimate to the Premier League
    Don’t start criticizing and calling him names after a few matches. People used to call Giroud Donkey and it pisssed me off

    He will do fine. Just give him some time

  9. Arsenogenic says:

    Yeah Arsenal_Girl, it pisssed you off? Me too!

    People should cut Lacazette some slack. He is waiting for his first EPL game and guys are on his case? Wow.

    He needs time to adapt and we need to give him what he needs. We owe him our unalloyed support. He’s one of our and we shouldn’t make him regret he signed for us.

    Too early to judge a man just days into a 5 year contract.

    1. desire to excel says:

      Seriously? Is the jury out on him already?
      This is where we fans have to be responsible and not put down our players. Support the guy, help him settle down and then see if he delivers.
      Even if he is a record signing, he has no magic wand. Be practical folks.

      1. desire to excel says:

        Above comment was a comment on the article. I mistakenly made it a reply to @Arsenogenic. Apologies!!!

      2. seun says:

        his a good finisher,let c 4 d sesson

  10. Janssen says:

    I’m with Wenger on this one when he says the guy will need 2 months to get used to the PL. If he is not starting to fire on all cylinders by December it is time to get worried.

  11. JustJoy says:

    This is a player who is yet to play a competitive match for Arsenal and blah blah.. allow him the chance of a season please.

  12. Break-on-through says:

    People are complaining about this topic coming to early, but after reading everyone’s comments I think all in all it turned out to be a good read. Was a little bit sick of Alexis and Lemar posts, but understandable with it being so close to league kick off.

    I hope Lacazette gets to take our pennos, it should have been Alexis in my opinion but now it should be Lacazette. Arteta was good with them, so was Cazorla. Don’t like idea of Giroud Walcott or Ozil taking them.

  13. Shortboygooner says:

    OT. A lil off topic but still on track kind of.Anyone ever notice how arsenal players are worth peanuts. I mean 40m for Sanchez and 30m for theo or giroud. 8m for Jack. Absolute joke these valuations I believe and I think it’s due to arsenal fans being too harsh on their players. I do not see any other club with stupid things like arsenal fan wind up slate Wenger and co TV. And I do not see other blogs where fans slate their stars as much as arsenal. One thing we must remember is our stars are just people at the end of the day and if 100s of thousands of people tell you your crap your gonna feel crap eventually and believe it too. If fans get on your back every time you make a bad pass or loose the ball in an attempt to make a dribble. I dunno about you but I would start playing it safe. These backwards passes and sideways passes and lack of penetration is a result of lack of support from fans. Ozil the assist king branded as lazy hahaha 19 goals from Walcott yet he needs to go. Super sub giroud not good enough. Sanchez one of the best players in the league last season only worth 40m haha we need to make that change. WELLDONE LACCAZETE. great start. Let’s keep it up !!

    1. waal2waal says:

      ..yeah, the confidence of the fans (aka the 12th man) can filter to players.

  14. Olatunji says:

    let’s give him a little time and support him

  15. Jay says:

    I just really hope that us fans can get behind him, every single match. That’s what players need. Especially new players, with such huge expectations on their shoulders, such as Lacezette. I believe that if he knows he has the support of the manager and most importantly, all the fans, then he will thrive. Being in a good place, mentally, is perhaps on of the most important things for a striker.

    What he doesn’t need, are those utter morons to start getting on his back and booing him, if he doesn’t score a goal every couple of games. We already know what a hugely detrimental effect this can have on our players and these “fans” should be ashamed to call themselves Gooners.

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