Why Alexandre Lacazette Could Be The Man To Fire Arsenal To The Title Next Season
If you had to pick one word to sum up Arsenal’s season, it would be ‘failure’. The Gunners have underperformed and Arsene Wenger’s decision NOT to sign a striker ultimately backfired as Arsenal slipped out of the Premier League title race.
Wenger simply cannot make that same mistake again this summer. Arsenal have to sign a top striker – somebody that is going to score at least 20 goals next season. With Danny Welbeck sidelined for nine months, Arsenal fans will be shuddering at the thought of Olivier Giroud leading the line for the entire campaign.
Cue talk of a move for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. The Frenchman has enjoyed another prolific campaign in Ligue 1, scoring 21 goals this season – leaving him second only to Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the goalscoring charts. In fact, he is likely to play a key role for France, priced at 100/30 with Betway, as they look to win the European Championship on home soil this summer.
Lacazette endured a sluggish start to the campaign but has found his feet under new manager Bruno Genesio. The 24-year-old has scored 11 goals in his last nine games and he recently became the first Frenchman to score over 20 Ligue 1 goals in successive seasons since 1998, which in itself is an incredible achievement.
And in all honesty, Lacazette fits Arsenal’s mould and style perfectly. With Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Iwobi in and around him, there’s no reason why the French star cannot be Arsenal’s ’20 goals a year’ striker. After all, he certainly possesses enough natural ability to hold his place ahead of Giroud.
However, transfer activity may be put on hold whilst the board decide what to do with Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman has come under intense scrutiny in recent months – especially as the Gunners have slipped up in their pursuit of the title. Betway can keep you updated on the latest news, information and odds, including the next manager betting market for those who wish to place a bet on Wenger’s future.
Whatever happens regarding the manager situation this summer, Arsenal need a striker and Arsenal need an Alexandre Lacazette. The Lyon striker may come at a cost but he deserves a move to the Premier League and the Gunners should at least consider a bid for the Frenchman. At 24 years old, he has time to mature and could become a truly world class talent whilst playing alongside Ozil and Sanchez in Arsenal’s attack.