‘Predator’ Lacazette MUST start for Arsenal against Tottenham

Ian Wright has labelled Alexandre Lacazette a ‘predator’, and states that he should start every Arsenal match.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has previously overlooked the French striker when naming his starting line-up to take on the bigger teams in the division, and with close rivals Spurs coming up this weekend, there is calls that he should be given the nod for the crunch match.

Ian Wright has stated his belief that the former Lyon star needs to be given an extended run in the first team, citing a necessity to give him consistent match minutes in order for him to net continuously.

Wright said: ‘Lacazette I feel is a fantastic signing if you’re going to play him then play him continuously.

‘If I had him in my squad he would start literally every game. he takes half chances, he finishes well with both feet and I think now he is ready to be let loose.

‘The more he plays, the more consistently he plays for the duration of games the more goals he is going to score.

‘He’s that predator in the box Arsenal have been missing for many years.’

Lacazette’s numbers in Ligue 1 were incredible, and he has already shown that he can transform those numbers to the Premier League, but Arsene Wenger really needs to take him off the leish.

The goalscorer has only completed the full 90 minutes in one PL match so far this season, and has so far been benched against their better rivals, but he can only get better the more he plays.

Will Wenger bench him against Tottenham this weekend? Does the manager believe he can be more dangerous off the bench? Does he need more time to adjust to the English style of play?

Pat J

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  1. Marty says:

    Lacazette will start against Spurs this weekend, even Mr. Stubborn can’t put him on the bench can he? Mind you, I wouldn’t be surprised if he says he’s tired after playing for France and is not right to start.

  2. citrenoogeht says:

    Spare a thought for Iwobi, who scored two goals for Nigeria against Argentina. Giroud scored a goal before picking up an injury and Lacazette scored two. Ozil had one and a half assists in the France vs German game. What I think I’m trying to say is that as far as I can tell Arsenal players have played well whilst on international duty. Lacazette has to start in the NLD.

    1. Eddy Hoyte says:

      Really now you guys been calling Iwobi Iwobi… just last week I mentioned how good he is and how much potential he has if only he has a better coach and I got thumbed down to earth. I even went on to mention how its not only Iwobi that’s stagnant under Wenger, I mentioned our so called youngsters who should be soaring but are no where to be found, add Bellerin to that list!!

      Any one of you watched the Nigeria match? Their coach used a more direct style approach. once they were attacking, Iheanacho and Iwobi take the ball to the defenders and make attempts!! But come to Arsenal it’s been the same stupid passing and passing and passing and taking the ball back to a defender then passing it sideways till the ball gets stolen!! Why can’t we be direct for once?!!
      Forget it, I still stand on my words, our youngsters won’t blossom under Wenger, he had it in him but not anymore. He’s finished!
      I fear for the future of Iwobi, Nelson, Nketiah, Jeff and the rest.

  3. Sue says:

    I totally agree with Wright, Lacazette must start every game!

    1. tristan says:

      seems obvious to me too, sue. we chased him for years now he’s warming the bench. my gut-feeling- he will play and he will score. tottenham , get back in your box.

  4. Wenger is strange
    He always goes in the opposite direction.

    1. tristan says:

      yeah know what you mean mate, it’s like he is being deliberately obtuse in his old age… yet sometimes his random decisions do come surprisingly good, so funk knows. Hope we win. COYG!

  5. Phil says:

    If Kane starts it doesn’t matter who we start up front.

  6. jon fox says:

    Only Wenger would try for ages to buy a top , proven goal taker and then bench him , sub him or not play him at all. A full decade ago I realised Wenger had gone bonkers and so nothing he ever does surprises me these days. We would , quite seriously , be better off without a manager at all, rather than have Wenger in control of things. If Bould picked and coached the team we would do miles better, even with the exact same squad of players.

    1. tristan says:

      OT- Jon, thanks for your comment the other day, was offline a couple days. Did reply belatedly cos you made me reconsider my attitude towards your opinions

  7. Mitch Connor says:

    I’m still highly disappointed over Wenger’s omission of Lacazette on the starting lineup against City. Wenger has pulled this Rubbish before so it hasn’t shocked me at all. I don’t think anything will shock me now, other than Wenger signing 4-5 real top players in January or summer. Now that would shock the heck out of me.
    All I can hope is that Wenger puts out our best players or best players who will get a result for us. But Wenger has let us down before so I am far from certain.

  8. nosa says:

    but after representing his country and the long trip back to London I think he would need rest. may be he will play the game after spurs game but if u ask me I think he needs rest so that players who did not represent their country can be given a chance maybe Walcott and welbeck will start. my opinion though thks

  9. Yossarian says:

    Kane will be scoring at one end, so we absolutely need Lacazette to be on the pitch, because he’s our biggest goal-scoring threat at the other end.

  10. khitb77 says:

    I wish Lacazette was a “Predator”.

    He could be invisible on the pitch, escape the Spurs defenders and then pop up to score a hattrick.

    Equally, he could remove Harry Kane and Dele Alli’s spinal cords and skulls to keep as trophies!

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