Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by bingobob, Jun 8, 2018.
Another guy in the same team plays with the same dreadful midfield you know
That guy is taller, has pace and the system is made so that he can get into space, you know. Try again.
You basically pointed out some of the weaknesses of the guy you're trying to defend
Never said they were elite just showing you how bad your daddy Lacazette is.
Come off it, man. You were making all sorts of delusional claims and comparisons. You're out of your depth.
I pointed out that the team is working to serve the faster guy who is excused of any defensive duties.
If Laca is played right and by that I mean him staying in the box instead of playing like a midfielder, with others supplying him, you'd see a different story, but he hasn't been played like it says on the tin, so his output isn't as good as it was at Lyon.
How? All I want is to replace Lacazette with a better striker. I'm not saying anything crazy or offensive, I'm simply asking for an upgrade for an area I consider to be a weakness. We finished 8th and our spine is very weak. Our rivals are spending big. How can I be okay with Lacazette being my starting striker when our rivals have at least 2 or 3 players in their starting line ups who can score 20 goals. Even Liverpool, the team that almost broke every record want to replace Firmino.
They are people saying we should upgrade on Xhaka, Mustafi, Bellerin, etc. It's differing opinions, we as Arsenal fans are not a monolith. What I am saying does not make me crazy. Before his little pick up in form, a lot of Arsenal fans wanted to sell Lacazette. I'm sorry if I offended you but I won't apologise for wanting better for my club.
Édouard looks phenomenal. I think it will be tough to prise him away from Celtic with them going for a record 10th title. Maybe they would go for a Saliba type deal where he goes back on loan for 12 months.
If you think Laca is a weakness considering everything else that doesn't work in this team, then you're clueless.
Getting better suppliers and people to shield our own half are the real weaknesses.
Why is Lacazette not considered a weakness? Why do you think Arteta was benching him for Eddie? I have spoken about other issues in other sections of this forum from Xhaka to the age profiles of our squad to Mustafi and Luiz. I literally have an opinion of loads of players, you can go look them up. I never said that Lacazette is all of our problems but he is ONE of the them. We are the 8th highest scoring team in the league with 56 goals. Surely that's a concern for you. We have the 7th best defence in the league so maybe we fair a bit better defensively than we do in attack. However, the attack, midfield and defence needs to be worked on because it's all mid table quality.
Yes, we can improve our creativity but you could give Lacazette a peak Özil and Fabregas behind him and he's not scoring 20 goals in the Premier League. If you believe that he could then I don't know what to say. I don't care about his record in Lyon, he's too small, nonathletic and slow to be a 20 goal-scoring striker.
Gone are the days when strikers at top clubs can just stay in the box & waiting to be supplied by crosses without any involvement in build up play.
Laca has to go, his record is comparable to Giroud's at Arsenal and that wasn't good enough.
Who would buy Laca though? Juve were rumoured but it's more likely they go for Milik. The only replacement i'm really down for is Edouard, and it could be a real ball-ache getting him out of Celtic this summer.
Fitness obviously. Think it’s quite clear what our strongest eleven is.
Lacazette has come out and said he was carrying an injury for a lot of the season. He’s also said that he has to work very hard under Arteta and it affects the goal numbers. Despite that, the Lacazette we’ve seen in recent weeks is the same one we saw last season. Can be improved on yes, but more than good enough to be the second top scorer in a CL team.
Every year there’s a new flavour of the month. 90% of them turn out rubbish.
Wouldn’t be surprised if we see this Eduoard fella in a relegation scrap in the next few years.
(unless he’s got the @bingobob seal of approval then I might listen)
In fairness to Lacazette he has upped his game considerably in recent weeks. Dropping deep and playing passes. Holding it up and not to mention a smashed against Sp**s.
if Arteta feels he is working enough for him and worthy of a spot next season I trust his judgement. At the same time if be feels he can do better than I trust his judgement as well.
Not sure Arteta really wants him, thinking he's just trying to avoid a Conte-Diego Costa type event where we depress the price. Agree he's been better in recent weeks but no time for sentiment we need to move him on while we can.
Not a bad player. In fact, he's good. Has no stand out attribute though. I used to think it was finishing, but we don't doninate possession anymore or create loads of chances.
I'd choose selling him over a bumper new deal.
Also has to be said that our current setup is made to sacrifice Laca(drpping really deep, pulling defenders out, always receiving balls in between midfield and attack to supply others)
Wouldn't even call that false 9 anymore either, has been asked to play a hardworking 10 tbh
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