Alexandre Lacazette: Alexandre The Good Again

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Lady_Gooner, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. Trilly

    Trilly Full-Time Respecter Of Women Trusted

    He was good but he wasn’t great.

    The numbers and eye test both support that, no need to rewrite history to try and explain the madness we’re seeing.
  2. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    I thought Auba, Laca, Pepe will start every game this season. The 3 amigos, all smiling, playing together, build up a rhythm and carry the team, they started doing it at the end of last season.

    This season starts and Arteta is all fruity with them, I think there is some mismanagement here. Auba out right?

    Willian false 9? Team is mainly playing down the left too.
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  3. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Lacazette’s terrible performances vindicates the Willian false 9 experiment in my opinion. Willian did nowhere near as bad.
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  4. RandomHero84

    RandomHero84 Well-Known Member

    I'm sick of watching the following:

    -Falling over
    -Getting legs entangled with defender, falling over some more.
    - Backing in to the center back until he goes off balance
    - The obligatory sitter miss
    - Underhit passes
    - Always being 2 meters away from where the striker needs to be
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  5. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Established Member Trusted

    Talk about race to the bottom. Both were ****e, but at least Laca’s done something there in the past. Willian was just random.

    If we wanted a forward to just press and hold the ball we should’ve kept Welbeck.
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  6. Red London

    Red London Anti-Simp Culture Trusted

    Arteta needs to move away from this guy.

    Unfortunately we don't have internal solutions and we are stuck with him. I would rather let Eddie play because he might be less adept at playing the false 9 role but he is comfortable at finishing. Laca has cost us in that regard a few times this season and last.
  7. Pop Tart

    Pop Tart Well-Known Member

    Nail on the head
  8. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Established Member Trusted

    We can’t sustain any pressure due to all the breaks in play whenever the ball is played into him.
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  9. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Established Member Trusted

  10. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    But you are right. We so need him.
  11. Red London

    Red London Anti-Simp Culture Trusted

    Yeah I mean if Arteta continues with this crap. As it stands he sees Martinelli as a winger too.
  12. AbouCuéllar

    AbouCuéllar Well-Known Member

    This guy is so useless and using him as a false 9/mediapunta is such a **** and ill-thought tactic.

    Enough is enough, Mikel, time to wise up.
  13. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    A-M in a nutshell:

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  14. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap In midfield with Cellabos

    I don’t want to come across as a conspiracist but is there a possibility Arteta won’t let Auba play as a 9 because Auba doesn’t want to? I’m really thinking why Lacazette, Nketiah, Willock and Willian have all played there but not our only world class striker.
  15. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    You need to be physical to play there and Auba isn't someone that will put his foot in like Laca does. He also wouldn't like getting fouled to no end either, so he's occupying the space where he can use his pace and possibly curl one into the net instead of being with his back against the goal.
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  16. Zaza

    Zaza Well-Known Member

    He's done. We should've offered him as part of the deal to get Aouar.
    Raul would've flogged him off if he was still around.
    The fact that he's made people miss Giroud shows you how much of a disappointment he has been.
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  17. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap In midfield with Cellabos

    This is true but not always the case. Vardy and Ings are similar to Auba and they play 9 to a good standard. Now thinking of it. Arteta doesn’t play Martinelli as a 9 and he’s basically the in-house Auba replacement so I personally think Arteta just sees strikers differently to what we do. Cos whatever Lacazette is right now, it’s not helping us getting into top 4.
  18. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap In midfield with Cellabos

    Would you even consider this Lacazette as “physical”? Just seems like a dog with a worse bark than bite.
  19. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    I didn't catch a good part of Emery's first season due to life, when he played both of them up front, but if it worked then with great results, it can work now.
    Problem is the tactics and the personnel behind them that isn't cutting the mustard.
  20. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Not saying Auba can’t play as a nine but I disagree with you there. Both Vardy and Ings are physically stronger than Auba and much better in the air.

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