Kevin Campbell has been impressed by the performance of Alexandre Lacazette in recent weeks.
The Frenchman will be a free agent in the summer if he doesn’t sign a new deal at Arsenal.
The club has not been lucky in terms of offering contract extensions to players over the age of 30.
This means he faces the prospect of leaving for free, but he has not allowed that to affect his performance for the club so far.
He has been the Gunners’ captain and has led brilliantly from the front.
Campbell has been impressed and told Football Insider: “Lacazette is an experienced player.
“He makes the players around him better and we saw that on Sunday.
He added: “His all-round game is so important to Arsenal. I think he’s been great. He is making the team better.
“Yes, he doesn’t score enough but to get seven assists in nine games is definitely contributing.”
Just Arsenal Opinion
Lacazette has truly been brilliant for us in recent weeks and he deserves a new deal.
However, Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also in top shape before their last Arsenal contracts.
It all changed after the club placed them on a huge salary. We should only keep Lacazette at the Emirates if he accepts a one-year rolling contract.
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Of course he is !! only a dumb and stupid person will say otherwise simply because he’s not finding the scoresheet.
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@fk so people who think otherwise are dumb and stupid.
Then people who agree are intelligent and clever 🙄, interesting
Yeah cos it’s pretty obvious that he’s doing what he does consistently,why want him kicked out especially now he’s leading the team back to the top.
I am firmly against giving Laca any sort of new deal under any circumstances. I do not agree he is playing well at all. I agree only that he works very hard and tries his utmost. That should be expected of every player who ever wears our shirt and that needs saying.
He is slowing down almost weekly and scores virtually never but he is supposed to be a striker.
If we are to progess next season from this one we plainly need a regular striker miles better than he is. And he will be another year older.
Its a clear sell him for me.
Laca has been doing what has been required of him within this team during our recent good run and doing it well
I think we will go same again against Leicester but I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw some changes for the Liverpool game next Wednesday as not only have we not beaten them this season but we haven’t even scored a goal against them
Maybe Martinelli up top centre for this one and there could be a call for Pepe to start, possibly switching Saka to the left
I think we can get a result against Liverpool
I also believe Eddie will be starting some games between now and the end of the season
The way Laca plays is knackering and he has been injury free so far this year so maybe we need to look after him a bit
As for a new contract and next season, who knows, but wherever we end up in the League Table this season I think we need a change in Laca’s position myself, the tricky bit will be lining up at least one other striker that fits our team play before that decision has to be made but I reckon we will need to replace both Auba and Laca before kicking on next term
But that’s for the summer and doesn’t matter too much now, I believe that Laca will continue to help us try to get top 4 this season before any of that