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Charlie Nicholas says Unai Emery doesn’t appreciate Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette

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Charlie Nicholas says Unai Emery doesn’t appreciate Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette

Nicholas names Lacazette as his favourite Arsenal player.

Former Arsenal man Charlie Nicholas has named striker Alexandre Lacazette as his favourite Gunners player.

Nicholas says that the 28-year-old is appreciated by his team-mates but Unai Emery does not appreciate him as much as he might do.

As per Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “My favourite is Alexandre Lacazette. I always find a way to get him in the team. Lacazette is loved by his team-mates but not always appreciated by his manager.

“Jurgen Klopp knows that if Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are fit and sharp, they get the benefits of Firmino’s intelligence. Lacazette is close.”

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TBR’s View – Lacazette can be a useful foil but Emery needs to suss out how to use his front three

There’s been talk of Arsenal’s front three matching the level of Liverpool and Manchester City’s but the way to get to that level is via combination play.


Can Lacazette be the foil that Roberto Firmino is for Liverpool? Will you get enough out of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out wide on the left?

Those are the questions for Unai Emery to answer – it’s not just a case of throwing three elite forwards onto the pitch and watching them wreck havoc.

Emery struggled at times last season to get the best out of his front two, and now he has a conundrum with the front three. When Lacazette comes back from injury, that’s what Emery needs to figure out.

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