Alexandre Lacazette does not currently have it easy at Arsenal. The French rush hour arrived last summer from Olympique Lyon for at least 53 million euros, but has not yet managed to meet the high expectations and is now threatening to lose its base location to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Former footballer Emmanuel Petit fears the worst for his fellow countryman.
Arsenal made the most expensive purchase of Lacazette last summer in his club history, but the international of France is struggling in his debut year. In 25 league performances this season he was good for only 9 goals. This means that Lacazette has to tolerate nine players on the top-scorer list, including Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, Sergio Agüero and Romelu Lukaku (22,21,17 and 12 league goals respectively).
Lacazette is struggling to leave his mark on the game of Arsenal outside his small goals, which led manager Arsène Wenger to decide on the final day of the winter transfer period to spend over sixty million euros on the arrival of Aubameyang. A few days after he arrived from Borussia Dortmund in the competition against Everton, the latter was able to count directly on a base place and kept his competitor on the bench for 90 minutes,”Lacazette is under enormous pressure”, says Petit in conversation with The Sun.
The former midfielder of Arsenal and Barcelona, among others, emphasizes that the rush hour must improve in the coming months,”otherwise the exit threatens next summer. The arrival of Aubameyang tells me that it may be too late. Arsène Wenger’s confidence in Lacazette is gone. After six months his figures are not great. Auba is exactly the man who needs Arsenal.
Alexandre Lacazette is a squeeze-out