Alexandre Lacazette (9)


#1486

Some service would be nice. 90% of his runs are ignored. I’m wondering if our midfielders just don’t have the confidence to attempt the pass or are just not paying attention…hence the sideways and backwards passing that has become “Arsenal” football
If its frustrating for me as a spectator it must certainly be maddening for Laca.


#1487

Total bollocks. I’d say a handful thought he was that level and the rest were about 50/50 on whether he’d move us up a level.

Either way it certainly hasn’t helped that he’s moved here while we’re playing the most dysfunctional football we have played in over 20 years.


#1488

Waiting for @Aussiegooner’s reply like


#1489

Laca is mediocre at best. Most dysfunctional team yet Auba manages to score 5 in 6 matches. One is world class the other is arguably slightly worse than Giroud.

I’ve got no issue with having Laca in the team. Paying 50m for him was wayyyy too much, considering we probably already had players of similar quality in the team.


#1490

Thanks @Arsenal4thetreble I have nothing more to add.


#1491

Yes Auba is better.
Yes we should have just signed him instead of Lacazette last summer.

But we’re clearly a more functional team since Sanchez left and mhiki came on board so it’s not the same situation Auba walked into.


#1492

None of what he said actually addresses the responses you received from SRCJJ and shamrock though. Just saying.


#1493

We should hire the guy who made that report :slight_smile:


#1494

What do you people what me to do then ? Dig up old posts at the start of this thread saying how he’d have a top notch season ?


#1495

Stop saying most fans


#1496

Thanks @Trion I have nothing more to add.


#1497

Go back and read the thread. It was wildly optimistic at best, at it’s worst you’ll see people claiming he would be banging 30 goals and winning the golden boot lululululul. So in true OA fashion you guys decide to argue the semantics but Aussie was disputing the tone of the thread in general, as was I.


#1498

You can’t really talk with your Walcott nonsense.

Doing great at Everton isn’t he? :joy:


#1499

Isn’t he doing pretty well actually?

Anyways, yeah, the anti Lacazette agenda from a4tt and aussie has been obvious and boring from the start.


#1500

Lol of course you’d try to change the subject considering you were the one spouting the most asinine nonsense considering Laca from the start. If you’d like to bring up the subject of Theo, I believe in August I said I’d make a wager with anyone that Laca wouldn’t score as many goals this year for us as Theo did last year…nobody would indulge me. How’s that going?? :joy::joy::joy:


#1501

Well he’s got the same amount of goals in the league as Theo did and he’s played less minutes so it probably isn’t going as badly as you might think.


#1502

Thanks for making my point. 100 less minutes, same goal tally as Theo and 1 more assist. As I said from the very start, we had players of similar quality in the team without spending 50m on this guy. Plus keep in mind Theo was doing all this from the wing, not as a central forward and focal point of the offense as Laca has all year, but don’t let facts get in the way.


#1503

Tbf big difference in goal scoring chances playing for Everton vs. Arsenal, and Theo barely played in the league for Arsenal this season (don’t think he made one start?)

If I had seen that I probably would’ve said it was a decent wager for you. I doubt too many people aside from the usual Theo haters, who have an agenda of their own, would have really called you a fool for that or anything. If no one indulged you it’s probably because they simply couldn’t be arsed to indulge your trolling.

But yeah, not really too much of a genius shout that, Laca was coming into a broken team which Wenger was setting out with his stupid 3-4-2-1 whereas Theo was bagging his goals when we had a decent thing going with him Alexis and Iwobi in the 4-2-3-1, so yeah, I don’t think you really deserve much retrospective back-patting for that, like I said, if I didn’t comment on it then, I certainly would’ve said that’s not unlikely at all.


#1504

Gotta think also, that this is a first season in the EPL for Lacazette with a new club a dysfunctional midfield and no service and low morale. Theo has been in the EPL for well over a decade has acclimatised to it already and has a new club to make his mark in (which he hasnt) and Lacazette is still doing better than him, so I don’t think we should be questioning him or writing him off just yet.


#1505

Yes but Theo was such shit was so bad and everyone wished death upon him. Now when being compared to Laca Theo wasn’t so bad. Lel I’m enjoying this thanks guys :grin: