It seems clear that Arsenal’s determination in signing Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund means that Arsene Wenger is not at all happy with the goalscoring contribution we have received from our (then) record signing Alexandre Lacazette, who has hardly completed a full 90 minutes for Arsenal all season. And when he has been replaced by Olivier Giroud he hasn’t looked very happy about it, with Wenger saying that he needs more time to adjust to the pace of the Premier League…
So what can we do with our 52million superstriker? He did score loads of goals in his first couple of months and has scored so far, which isn’t bad for someone who only plays 2/3 of every Premier League game. Thierry Henry thinks that the only way he can fit in is if he reverts to a 4-4-2 system alongside PEA, although he doesn’t think that is very likely. “In my day we played a rigid, flat 4-4-2 and that was it,” Henry said.
“I don’t think Arsene will go back to that but why not?
“Sometimes when Giroud came on as a sub, Lacazette moved out to play on the right or left.
“I don’t think he’ll do it at the beginning of a game but why not going back to two up front?
“The only thing I’m thinking is we always talk about supporting cast and it’s better to have two strikers and three and four guys that can help, but where does Lacazette fit into that?
“He was like the next best thing and came with a big transfer fee like Aubameyang too, so hopefully they can play at times together up front.”
So what do you think the outcome will be? Maybe he will replace Giroud in the Europa League games, and come on for the last 20 minutes of our Premier League games when we are trying to scrape our way back into the game? Or is Wenger seriously thinking of playing with two strikers?
I’m wondering how Lacazette is feeling after seeing Arsenal pursue Aubameyang for the whole of January….