Is having a good off-field character better than on-field performance?

A recent report suggests that Arsenal is keen to swap Alexandre Lacazette for Thomas Lemar after the Frenchman was recently seen inhaling balloons.

Lacazette is supposedly fighting for his Arsenal career at the moment and it is interesting that Arsenal wants to take Lemar that has obviously been underperforming for Atletico Madrid.

Lacazette isn’t our best striker, but the Frenchman remains one of the team’s hardest triers.

He has struggled to impress Mikel Arteta since the Spaniard became our manager, but I don’t think that he has done too many things wrong.

Some players take a longer time to adjust to a new manager’s style of play, and that could be the case with the Frenchman.

If Arsenal truly wants to swap him for Lemar because of his off-field antics, I don’t think that would be the smartest thing to do.

These players are also human and sometimes they struggle with their lifestyle off the pitch, but that doesn’t take away the fact that they are top players on the pitch.

Most people think that Lemar has struggled in Spain because he is playing under Diego Simeone. What if we complete the swap deal and he turns out to become just another Henrikh Mkhitaryan?

An article from Ime

Tags Alexandre Lacazette Thomas Lemar

10 Comments

  1. Robert Acedius says:

    Is a Poppy Crack fool an off-field-character? I’m glad I don’t know you, buddy. Where have all the grown ups gone? Long time passing…

  2. Sue says:

    If it was for Partey instead, I’m sure that’d soften the blow 😁

    Jon.. we did it!! We beat the germans and wiped the smirk off that ex spud Steffen Freund’s face 😜 Beautiful!!
    Let’s hope it’s back next year, albeit without Seaman 🥺
    The rib-tickler from last night – when Parlour’s hair was brought up and he said his Mum was in Sainsbury’s and someone said to her are you Ray Parlour? 😂😂 Top stuff!

    1. jon fox says:

      Rivetting stuff Sue and I have saved all three episodes to see again when I feel low, as I do at times. To see such as Merse, Razor and many other names from quite a way back now open up so readily about their health problems was magic and almost orgasmic to see. Looked like going to pens though, till that little beauty Hendrie came along to score the winner.

      This virus and its aftermath will, in the end, provide many solutions to current human emotional problems. That old saying “NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION” is so true.

      I COULD FALL IN LOVE WITH PARLOUR, and I simply adore him and his engaging, mischievous, honesty. What would we give to have the Romford Pele in his prime in the team today!!!!

      1. Sue says:

        I’m with you on that, Jon…be great to see Ray (and Merse) in the team!!

  3. Glorious says:

    The barter is not a correct one.
    I would rather keep my bread than exchanging it for a roll.

  4. jon fox says:

    I believe that MA will now seek to move Laca on and away from our younger more impressionable players . HE KNOWS YOU HAVE NO HOPE OF BUILDING A PROPER TEAM WITH A SELFISH ROTTEN APPLE LIKE LACA AROUND. As do wise fans too.

  5. RSH says:

    Just perform on matchday and dont be a terrible person and bad representative for the club. Laca doesnt seem like a terrible person (racism, sexism, hurting people, committing crimes) so this seems to be a whole lot of nothing. Hazard was known for being horrible at training, but would carry Chelsea every weekend. That’s what matters at the end of the day. But most of the players we have are not good enough to be compared to Hazard, so they better be training hard lmaoo.

    1. jon fox says:

      RSH, you don’t have to be a terrible person to still not be the right type at a club. LACA appears to be selfish, immature and a poor example to younger players, He need not be a criminal and a bank robber or drug dealer to still be the wrong type. It in NOT “nothing” to take hippy crack repeatedly, as he has been caught before doing so and apologised but chose to repeat it,thus making him the wrong type, even though in NO WAY a criminal. I DO hope you can see this truth. A properly run club needs standards of decent behaviour , not immature 28 year olds, I suggest !

      1. RSH says:

        If he were as good as Hazard or one of the best players on the team, lets be honest, he’d be getting a pass though. Already we see English players that are less talented than Laca who get passes for much worse such as drunk driving. I get what you’re saying, and agree the club should have standards, but I think this incident has been a bit overblown. A fine should be enforced and then we move on. Tbh I’m not too hot on Laca either and wouldn’t mind if he were sold.

  6. Sarmmie says:

    I didn’t read the piece at all cos I didn’t have to. Why? Cos having a good performance on the field and a good character off it aren’t mutually exclusive

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