Alexandre Lacazette may be the last good thing that Arsene Wenger brought to this club. And yet, in the big games, for some reason, he shows less faith in him than he deserves. If only we had started with Lacazette, we might have got another goal and perhaps had a different outcome. We are still no where near City’s quality going forward but their defence is not impenetrable and can be got at if you have quality up front, which we didn’t until Lacazette came on.
I think Arsene is trying to get as many games out of Ozil and Alexis this season before they are sold in Jan or leave in the summer, which is alright if their performances deserve a start. Or, maybe the club is thinking of selling them in Jan and therefore are hoping they put in the kind of performances that attract some buyers. Whatever the reason, if Lacazette doesn’t start every game in the premiership going forward, it’s another question on Wenger’s thinking.