Giroud seems unhappy with Lacazzete and Alexis might leave. by Konstantin Mitov
Hello fellas! The two games in Australia are done for our preseason and the one thing I didn’t like is the way Giroud treats Lacazzete. I could be reading too much into it, but it seems like he was not too happy when Lacazette scored in the first game and in the second one when our new signing went to congratulate him on his goal I thought Olivier ignored him.
Also throughout the game there were a few times where Giroud didn’t pass to Lacazzete where he had the opportunity and I think Olivier could be heading for the exit door. There’s a possibility Arsene tries to play them together but it won’t happen if one refuses to accept the other. I think Lacazzete is the better finisher and we should be playing him up front and he gives us something we’ve been missing.
I didn’t like shutting him on the wing, but I have a sneaky feeling that Alexis will leave and we might try to put our new signings explosiveness in the place Sanchez will leave, next to Ozil behind the main striker or on the wing depending on the formation. And this is a problem. I strongly believe we should push hard for Lemar or Mahrez if Alexis does leave.
But will he? I think so. He’s asking for ridiculous wages and various reports have come out from Chile and the latest words are he wants Champions League. I don’t blame him on this one. He’s 28. How many more years at the top level does he have? He’s hot property and Chelsea and City would immediately offer him a contract if we decided to sell.
What I’ll do if I was Arsene will be to sell abroad if a team like PSG comes and if not, I’d keep him against his will, just so we don’t strengthen our opposition. I think that if we force him to stay, he won’t be happy sitting on the bench and his fighting spirit will not allow him to give anything but a 100%.
We’ll probably sack the Europa League and just focus on the title and I’d like us to have our best squad available. We offered Sanchez a very good deal and if he’s decided to leave fair play to him, but as Arsene often says “he should respect his contract”.