Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Ricardinho, Aug 9, 2019.
Was wondering if it was just me
Nah it did used to be quite good, it’s just gone along with every other facet of his game atm.
he got 10+ assists last season right?
Best assist all game ....
Not sure there is any other logical reason for him not posting for a while. The guy was a machine on here.
Think it was 8 assists or something. But even with them I never consider him that good at hold up play. Bad first touch, poor vision. Does have some creative ideas though at times but mostly let down then by execution.
Arteta is Killing his confidence by further playing him. It will do him a world of good by resting him
Reminds me of Shevchenko and Mourinhoonly Laca has never been that good.
Good and great are two different things, and he was in my opinion good at holding the ball and helping the team.
Funny thing about Laca: When he was actually playing some good football with us and scoring/assisting winners, he would constantly get benched soon after, but when he is ****ting himself all over the pitch he is a regular starter.
If we want a striker to hold up the play then get a targetman like a mitrovic or someone similar as laca is not big enough or strong enough to hold off strong defenders as win headers
He should get benched before the fans get onto him and make it worse.
We need a new scapegoat for the results, I nominate Martinelli- we should put him upfront and see if he sinks or swims.
So I have done a bit of research and the evidence is quite compelling. In all competitions we have only won 4 away games. Newcastle and West Ham in the league, Frankfurt in Europa and Bournemouth in the FA Cup. Yep, it's that bad but what makes it worse for Lacazette is that in all those 4 away games Lacazette had ZERO minutes involved.
The stats show it, the eye test show it, the points show it, we are a better team away when Fatcazette isn't on the pitch but managers still persist with mediocrity. Maybe he has too big of an influence in the dressing room but I find it so hard to understand what he brings that he needs to start every game. And please don't say workrate because Eddie has shown you can work your socks off and still bag a goal.
Not sure how starting him every week and praising him massively too is killing his confidence. Players will tell you it’s being pulled out of the team and not playing, and being surplus to their team is when the confidence really takes a hit.
Well, if he keeps performing poorly his confidence will continue to nosedive.
He's in such a horrible form now that the best thing arteta can do for him is to drop him. Arteta should drop him for a couple of games to keep him out of the spotlight. I imagine if the team has another type of performance as today, the fans will be baying for his blood and he will be scapegoated.
Yeah time to bench him and wrap him into a cotton and give him a large glass of warm milk. Maybe sing soft kitty for him too.
I don't care about his confidence, that has nothing to do with his height or his lack of pace. The only confidence that concerns me is my confidence in Arteta to bench him. We all see that Laca is holding us back in attack, Arteta needs to respond to this issue in the next game.
He needs to be dropped because he isn’t playing well. You’re a fool if you think dropping him is suddenly going to fix our problems in attack. It goes deeper than that. Funnily enough I think Arteta would prefer having players like Iwobi and Mkhitaryan in the squad at the minute. Wide players with a more creative side rather than tricky and direct.
You're a fool if you read that into my post. I'm well aware that we need new players in every area. I said Laca needs to be dropped, I didn't say it would fix our attack but I believe it would improve it.
Needs to come on as a sub until he can score and hopefully regain some confidence.
You should care because whether you like it or not, a confident lacazette is good player on his day. You should care about the welfare of our players. A good Man manager would have dropped Laca already. I'm not his biggest fan and I believe we should upgrade him in the summer, but you can't deny that an on-form Lacazette is capable of elevating our attack up a level.
Hopefully, Arteta does the needful in the next game and probably the 2 weeks rest can do him a world of good
Laca fans 2018 : He needs 100% trust and not being subbed at 70 min every game to get the best out of him.
Laca fans 2020 : He needs to be dropped and benched to get the best out of him.
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