Alexandre Lacazette: Laca Little Bit of Sharpness

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by THunter, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Welbeck is a great player but under-shadowed by his inconsistency in finishing. He offered a lot more than scoring goals for the team tho, so it will be unfair to make a direct comparison of him to other strikers. But because of his poor finishing, I agree he is not a top striker.
     
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  2. Just quick feet and good shot will do? Sounds like you would be satisfied with signing Defoe.
     
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  3. He is a good striker, but all-rounder? wtf?
     
  4. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Unsinkable !

    Don't worry. They will teach you soon enough that Lacazette is best striker in the world.
     
  5. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

    I think Lacazette is more Ian Wright type striker...which is fantastic. If he can become a goalscorer like Wrighty was for us...he'll be a legend.

    He's not Thierry Henry...few are that type of players. In fact, there aren't in World Football currently except for Messi at 30 still. The game has change where it's more about efficiency than Va Va Voom or Joga Bonito. This happened when Messi and Ronaldo started competing against each other in a ridiculous fashion.

    I can't wait until the next flair attacking player comes through...hopefully it is with us.
     
  6. tcahill

    tcahill Well-Known Member

    Only player Lacazette reminds me of is Aguero. Short, quick, fairly strong, good technical ability, and with an excellent shot. The type of player we've needed for many years. The 'French Walcott' comparisons i've seen a few times here are just silly.
     
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  7. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

    Hopefully, but Aguero can dribble a bit before getting his shot off. He also toys with defenders.
    Lacazette is not the same type...he is a fox in the box.
     
  8. cloista

    cloista Active Member

    I said earlier in the thread that his awareness and technique actually reminds me of Bergkamp when he first joined us, when he was more focused on goal scoring than he was in later years.
     
  9. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    I admit to having visions of Wenger somehow aqcuiring Mbappe during the summer, and the kid going on to surpass Henry's record with us, but alas, he ended up at FFP's best budds.
     
  10. tcahill

    tcahill Well-Known Member

    Have you seen Lacazette on the ball? He's so comfortable in possession. His main weakness is aerial ability, and his hold up play is decent at best.
     
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  11. I agree. Aguero can get pass a few defenders with skills but Lacazette cant. That's the different between a world class striker and a good striker. I'm not saying a world class striker must have crazy skills, but at least they should be nightmares for defenders.
     
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  12. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Closet Spurs Fan

    In the Leicester game he shuffled the ball between two players and almost scored with his left foot. Schmeichel made a great save. He can definitely do it. But he is not a flashy player, his game is based on efficiency. If he can create space for himself with just positioning or basic body feints he'll do that instead of trying to dribble his way through 3 or 4 players.
     
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  13. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

    Like I said...he is more Ian Wright than Henry. Nothing wrong with that.

    Hopefully a better version of Wiltord.
     
  14. Deathstroke

    Deathstroke The Terminator

    Shouldn't that read 'WILTOOOOOORD!'? ;)

    Re: Lacazette, though we're sorely lacking in dribblers, nothing wrong with him primarily being a lethally efficient finisher; we've needed one for years.
     
  15. Trilly

    Trilly AM's Part Time PSG supporter

    Mate, you could count the amount of dribbling strikers in world football on one hand and you can be sure that they're too good for us.

    A striker who can create a yard for a shot is much more important than one who can dribble. Strikers at the highest level are all excellent finishers, it's all about getting shots off.
     
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  16. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Still Not a Mod

    There's also plenty of strikers who are world class yet you wouldn't call them 'dribbling strikers'. Good post @Trilly .
     
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  17. We should've get mbappe instead
     
  18. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Closet Spurs Fan


    Aguero is the ultimate fox in the box. How many goals has he scored by dribbling past defenders?
    Compare this with this and you'll see they score a lot of similar type of goals.
     
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  19. Deathstroke

    Deathstroke The Terminator

    MbFFPe would've been too expensive for us; with him, we were always psg in the wind.
     
  20. Trilly

    Trilly AM's Part Time PSG supporter

    Aguero is actually the perfect example of this.

    Excellent ball control, acceleration, good with booth feet and a low center of gravity. All the ingredients to be a devastating dribbler yet he only does enough to create room for a shot. You'll find nobody complaining that he doesn't dribble past players.
     

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