Alexandre Lacazette: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Ricardinho, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap Well-Known Member

    I’m sorry that was my poor use of English. I meant he is similar to Xhaka in that regard. A fairly slow footballer who has to foul to win the ball.
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  2. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Because he is perceived as the man who hastened the departure of the beloved Giroud. A player who couldn’t finish even when clean through one on one in a hotel bedroom.

    People still p1ssed after all this time.

    They will get over it in a few years I guess. Jah bless.
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  3. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    I’m always rattled when Arsenal don’t win.
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  4. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    The usual suspects :lol: When the bulk of the guy’s criticising him aren’t even regular posters.
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  5. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Keyzer Söze at it again, i see.
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  6. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    The greatest trick @GDeep™ ever pulled was convincing arsenal-mania he actually watched football.
  7. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Nice assist good workrate off the ball but again not good enough
  8. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    Got to agree with @BigPoppaPump on this one. A lot of effort and hard work but no talent. You see something similar from Troy Deeney at Watford.
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  9. Lady_Gooner

    Lady_Gooner That's Mrs. Ramsey to you buster!

    While I get your points, he cost us 50m so I doubt we signed him for a few assists here and there. It’s not just this run of form either... His goal scoring record for us is absolutely terrible no matter which way you look at it. Our results away from home have been a disaster and one of the reasons is because his record is so bad. He’s got good feet sometimes and I can sort of see what he adds but there’s a real lack of the X factor to him..
    we need to upgrade ASAP.
  10. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    Think he will benefit from playing with two more natural wide players, excited to see him flanked by Pepe and Gabby for abit...worked hard as per, and a lovely assist today, hoping he gets a goal soon though.

    Is he suspended for the next match?
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  11. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    Nah I never liked Giroud. Always backed you on the matter. Only started to like Giroud after we got Laca and it has felt like a downgrade ever since then!

    With that said big 3 games coming up for Laca! Its now time to win me over!
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  12. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Well-Known Member

    Good assist, but it's an outlier in his performances to be honest. He works hard, fouls aloft, interestingly can't draw any fouls back to goal when he is the smaller man. Loses too many duels and aerial battles for me and lacking confidence in front of goal. He just looks heavy legged, slow and moany.

    At one point he was holding his hamstring. I just want to see Martinelli up top to be honest.
  13. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    Fair enough if you think we need to upgrade. I wouldn’t be against trading him out myself if we could get someone like Jovic in. However, unless an opportunity like that arises, I think there are far weaker areas of our squad we should be focusing on.

    Two aspects of your post I don’t agree on however. First, I don’t think it’s fair to blame our away form in the league on Laca. The team as a whole has been terrible on the road for a while now, and I’m pretty sure the results have actually been worse when he’s been unavailable.

    Second, it’s not accurate to say his productivity has been terrible even before this run. Despite having to share his minutes at CF with Aubameyang, his numbers last year (when he won player of the season) were great. He’s one of only eight players to have hit over 30 goals and assists in a season since we moved to the Emirates, and when you consider minutes played, it was comparable to almost any other great season an attacking player has had at this club in that time. I posted about it in more detail here:
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  14. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    Martinelli should come in at least to test the waters and Lacazette should start some europa league matches to get some goals under his belt. He severly lacks confidence.
  15. Lady_Gooner

    Lady_Gooner That's Mrs. Ramsey to you buster!

    Well I didn’t blame him entirely, I said ‘one of the reasons’ and I think that’s accurate. When your CF has about 3 away goals in nearly 3 full seasons I’d be very surprised if your away form was any good.
    His numbers were ok last season but like I said he’s just missing that extra something for me. Always leaves me wanting more
  16. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    We struggled to get the ball in to him, however in saying that, he's so technically suspect that he struggles with general link up play. also his movement is none exisitant. I genuinely beleive we've been conned by Lyon in to spending so much money on this guy. He's slightly above medicore at best.

    I expect Martinelli to completely out shine him, even by playing on the left. He's going to get exposed since Auba isn't going to be in the team to score.
  17. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member

    Technically he’s sound
    He’s also a deadly finisher who’s woefully off form when it comes to his shooting (still playing well)

    Admittedly he’s not the most athletic. The critism he gets on here however is astonishing sometimes.

    No, Martellini (as exciting as he is) is not better than Lacazette.

    ps f*ck Giroud.
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  18. Oh-Zeal

    Oh-Zeal Member

    There's a breed of strikers you have to appreciate in the modern game. The type of strikers who press from the front, create space and come close to a complete forward. These are your Suarez/ Benzema type of forwards. The class obviously is different but Lacazette is in that mould.
    Lacazette had to sacrifice his game from being an in box poacher to a player who links up play deep. He developed this during the worst spell Arsenal had with contracts. He never really got service as a striker. Sanchez and Özil create but Lacazette had to create his sort of goals.
    I will never discount him from the mere fact that his just not scoring. His not firmino.. He will never be firmino.. But the effect is similar and what Firmino might have over lacazette.. He doesn't have the classy finish from difficult angles that Lacazette can execute
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  19. ScotsGooner89

    ScotsGooner89 Active Member

    If he was in any sort of form I think he dink’s that rebound over the keeper into an area he can’t save it. I’m all for persevering with laca up top as he has aspects of his game that Auba simply doesn’t. Auba is getting enough chances to cut in in Arteta’s system anyway, probably as many chances as he would if he played up top. In saying all that though Laca really needs to find some scoring form these next few games or we’re relying on an 18 year old and a stop/start new player to get us out of trouble.
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  20. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

    Is he suspended now?

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