Arsenal’s vehement search for a new striker has seen them getting linked with Lyon goal machine Alexandre Lacazette. The French striker has been in fine form this season.
Lacazette had agreed on a move to Atletico Madrid this summer. But after Atletico’s transfer ban was upheld, the move has hit the rocks. This allows Arsenal to swoop in for the deadly striker who is regarded as one of the best in Europe.
Arsenal have been on the lookout for a striker and ever since Wenger decided to stay on at the club, there has been a palpable sense of urgency at the Emirates.
The 26-year-old striker from Lyon has scored a massive 37 goals for Lyon in just 45 appearances in all competitions this season. He has also been on the assists chart 4 times this season.
Lacazette also averages almost 3 shots per game. The French attacker has been a threat all around providing 1.5 key passes per game.
Lacazette was instrumental in Lyon’s impressive Europa League semi-final run. He scored 6 times adding to 1 assist in the competition. The stunning striker has been a consistent goalscorer for Lyon over the past few years. ( Stats via Whoscored )
What will he offer to the club?
The 26-year-old sensation would add a much-needed vibrancy to the Arsenal attack. The striker would not only add pace but also score regularly.
Arsenal haven’t been able to fill up the void that Robin Van Persie left a few years back. Alexandre Lacazette would definitely be a like to like solution, if not an upgraded one for the Gunners.
Lacazette thrives on his finishing ability that makes him one of the deadliest striker in World Football. He is a very good dribbler of the ball added with his immense pace beating players at will.
The Lyon striker also makes some excellent runs off the ball which indeed suits Arsene Wenger’s plan. Lacazette also has a certain knack of hitting the target that makes long shots one of his biggest strengths.
As a result, the French goal machine looks to be the best package available for the Gunners. Moreover, he would perfectly fill in that striker’s role which has been Arsenal’s weak point for the past few years.
The pressure will be huge on Arsene Wenger and Arsenal next season and it is time for them to shed their stringent and archaic transfer policy and go for the kill.