Alexandre Lacazette is without a goal in over two months, and is coming in for his period of sustained criticism from his own fanbase.
By the time Arsenal are in action again (16th February) it will have been over a year since forward Alex Lacazette has scored a goal away from home.
Without a goal in any stadium since December the 12th, The Frenchmen is reportedly losing the faith of Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal have had their worst Premier League season on record, and find themselves 10th in the table with a goal difference of -2. This is largely in part to the Unai Emery regime, but Mikel Arteta has now seen up close the magnitude of the job he has on his hands
After Arteta’s side failed to find the net in yet another draw last Sunday (their 13th of the season), Lacazette fired another blank and left many fans berating his selection in the side.
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It is widely expected that at least one of Arsenal’s ‘big three’ in Aubameyang, Lacazette and Ozil will not be plying their trade in North London next season. This has left fans debating as to which one of the three they would like to see part ways with the club.
Only Auba has good market value. It would be difficult to get good value from Ozil and Lacazette. https://t.co/mISdSA6vN5— manoj kalita (@manojkalita) February 6, 2020
The current dilemma Mikel Arteta faces is trying to incorporate all three of those players, as well as attacking talent like Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli. Many believe the likes of Aubameyang and Martinelli are suffering in positions they aren’t suited to, to try and get Lacazette into the team.
I really like Lacazette, but his performance so far simply has not justified the omission of our record signing, Martinelli having to play on the opposite side & Aubameyang playing out of position. He needs to do more.— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) February 2, 2020
The Gunners now have a weekend off before they return next Sunday to welcome a Newcastle side who are level on points with them and have registered more wins than Arsenal.
Top four seems way out of reach for Arteta’s men, as they are ten points adrift from 4th placed Chelsea. If they are to stand any chance of a late tilt for the Champions League places, they will need their french forward to start firing sooner rather than later.
I would like to keep Auba but we cant lose him for free, Ozil costing us 1.4m a month with one assist all year, I am not a fan of Lacazette, i think we can do better than him— GoonerDub (@johnanthonyr4) February 6, 2020