Alexandre Lacazette joined Arsenal last summer and started in spectacular fashion., although Wenger kept taking him of after an hour which may have dented his confidence a little. He then had a bad run, but we found out afterwards he was carrying an injury which could have contributed, but when he finally returned he started scoring at will again despite competition from the newly arrived Aubameyang.
But now he is keen to start scoring for fun and wants to be the new Thierry Henry. “Anelka and Wiltord were a bit before my time – I was very young when they were playing their best football,” he told Arsenal.com
“As for Henry, I was always a fan of his so, of course, I followed his career closely.
“He was a huge role model for me. To achieve what he did at this club was exceptional. I would like to write my own chapter here. I would love to make the fans as happy as Thierry did.”
Mesut Ozil had high hopes when Lacazette arrived and had heard about his prolific form in France. He said: “He’s a very good striker who has scored many goals in Ligue 1, not just this season but in previous seasons too. We’re really happy to have such a class striker here with us.
“From what I’ve heard, he’s meant to be very good, always hungry for goals and ice-cold when he gets into a scoring position. My friends who follow the French league know him well and have told me that I’ll definitely have fun with him on the pitch.
“I hope that he’ll be able to take us further with his goals. I’m sure he’s happy to be here and to be able to play with us, and we’re pleased to be able to assist him and help him to score as many goals as possible.”
I am desperate to see Emery start both Lacazette and Aubameyang regularly against the lesser teams, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Laca scores more goals! Would you?