Most Arsenal fans are quite happy that Alexandre Lacazette has been promoted to be our usual first choice centre forward, but even though he has not looked so brilliant to us, the Arsenal fans, to the outside world he actually won Player Of the Month in the Premier League in October after 5 goals in 5 games. This is our first winner of that prize for 3 years, but he is still not our first choice centre-forward despite scoring 10 goals already this season!
He obviously prefers to scoring more goals in the middle. As he said ahead of the big North London Derby: “It’s good when you are coming to work and you have great examples, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp,” he said.
“It’s great to try to follow that. We try to follow in their footsteps. It’s not pressure, but you have to be good so you work for that.
“I prefer to play as a striker, but I’m a guy who wants to work for the team as well. If they need me on the wing, I will play on the wing, of course.
“But I prefer to play up front.”
He obviously wants to score like Henry, and he probably would if he was left in the centre. Everyone seems to concentrate on the goals he misses, but everyone missrs sometimes, even Henry did!
This in no means a criticism of Lacazette, who has also scored 6 goals for us and looks like a very hard worker for the team. He is also a great goal-poacher but would he be better out on the wing with Aubameyang in the centre?
Tomorrow it looks like Auba will play against Spurs because Lacazette is injured, and maybe he will prove he deserves his place…