Why Arsenal need Lacazette to secure a Top Four finish

Arsenal Need Lacazette for Top Four

After his crucial misses against Liverpool and Leiceister City, the calls have begun for Lacazette to be discarded. For many fans, he’s an impostor playing in a spot given by God to Aubameyang in a ceremony moderated by Arsene Wenger and Thierry Henry. He has no right to be there, toiling day and night and missing one on ones.

The preferred lineup of most Arsenal fans would be Saka, Aubameyang and Pepe with Lacazette on the bench. That is an obvious lineup but it does not answer a question that I think is important for our Champions League chances this season. Does it have enough goals in it?

Aubameyang is clearly a 20+ goal per season striker. Saka is having only his first full season as a regular in the side. This is Nicolas Pepe’s second season. I do not think Pepe and Saka have enough goals between them for a top 4 push. Lacazette’s 15 goals are essential to our hopes. Without Lacazette, his goals would have to come from somewhere else. Willian has never broken the double digit barrier. Martinelli and Nketiah are both too young to be reliable throughout the season. We have no other goalscorer in the squad.

All the shouts to bin Lacazette are assuming that there are enough goals in the midfield and the rest of the attack. If there is one thing we know about our midfield, it is that they’re not going to be scoring goals aplenty.

Maybe after this season we can go for a reliable and younger goalscorer but right now, Lacazette needs to play both to keep us in contention for Top 4 and to keep his market value above water.

Agboola Israel

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5 Comments

  1. Val says:

    The issue with Lacazette Agboola is that he can’t finish the limited amount of chances we get per game.

    What we need to do is 1, create more chances per game to try and increase goal scoring chances.

    With MA preferring the 3-4-3 at present to be more secure at the back, it comes as a sacrifice in being efficient up top, we lack the chances to be able to compete with the top teams in the league, so taking a striker out for a more creative player should increase our chances per game and in turn allow us to score more goals.

  2. Lenohappy says:

    15 goals a season? Please remind me the season that Lacazette scored 15 goals in the league

  3. Shortboygooner says:

    Lacca 15 goals loool.

    The fact is we need to not be afraid to change things. We tried lacca and he has not answered the call.

    We must not be afraid to give opportunities to others. To give our younger players the chance to develop into the roll. I can forgive saka or nketia even to some extent pepe for not scoring a 1 on 1. But for an experienced player who has been given chance after chance. I’m so sorry he needs to be sold.

    At worst benched and told to work harder in training so be can find the form he has back in France.

    For me lacca has never lived up to the quality we need. And does not have that potential

  4. ahmad73 says:

    No, we do not need Lacazette to finish top four. We need someone better than him.

  5. Longbenark says:

    We don’t need Lacazette to finish top 4, We need daring players, saka-Auba-Martinelli,
    I really get tired when I hear they are too young,

    Joao Felix/Green wood/ Ansu Fati are all teenagers,

    Arteta needs a mix of experience, creativity and strength.

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