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Opinion: It is time to drop Lacazette and try something new

The Frenchman is going through a goal drought and a poor performances in front of goal.



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Alexandre Lacazette has been abysmal this season for a striker playing for a top team. The 30-year-old was handed the mantle of leading Arsenal’s attack after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fell out with Mikel Arteta.

Aubameyang last played for Arsenal in December and yet he has the same number of Premier League goals as Lacazette. Two open play goals, shocking!

Lacazette has received credit for his link-up and hold-up play as well as his hard work with and without the possession, something Aubameyang did not offer.

However, his statistics have been shocking and it is time for him to be dropped as Arsenal attempt to salvage their top-four ambitions.

Lacazette dropped, so who plays up top?

Reports claim that he hasn’t featured in training for reasons yet to be known. So if he is dropped from the starting team, who takes his place?

Arteta does have options, he could start Eddie Nketiah after he looked lively in his cameo against Brighton. Majority of Arsenal fans would like to see Gabriel Martinelli start up-front with Smith Rowe, Saka and Odegaard playing behind him.

Another option to field Nicolas Pepe as a no.9 which could give Arsenal’s attack a new dimension. None of these options is worse than fielding Lacazette.

The Gunners trail fourth-placed Tottenham by three points after back-to-back defeats and will be hoping to bounce back this weekend again Southampton.

A keen follower and fan of Arsenal since the mid-2000s with passion for the game. I aim to write honest and interesting articles about the club I love, and to share my opinions with as many other fans as possible.

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