The Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal with a massive reputation but after looking great for the first couple of months of the season, he seemed to get very unhappy about being substituted in nearly every single game. We all know Wenger did this to keep Giroud fresh so he could go to the World Cup with France but Laca was very frustrated and it made him lose his confidence.
But now he has Aubameyang as his rival and partner he seems to be enjoying life again and scoring goals for fun, which is why we bought him! Our captain Laurent Koscielny can see the improvement in the ex/Lyon man. “When you are a new player [like Alex] you need time,” said Koscielny. “Sometimes it’s a few weeks and sometimes it’s a few months but I think he’s more confident with the squad and in our dressing room.
“He’s speaking better English and I think he has more confidence during training sessions. He scores so many goals and as a striker they just need to score! Today he played well, he scored, but his movement and passing was very good. He needs to keep the joy of what he did today for the next few games.”
Let-s all hope that he keeps that joy for Thursday when we have the small matter of destroying Atletico Madrid. Instead of Aubameyang he will be playing with Welbeck, but both of them are in great form.
I-m feeling confident. Are you_