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Should Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette be worried about his spot?



Should Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette be worried about his spot?

Arsenal ended a run of seven league games without a win on Monday night, as they recorded a 3-1 victory away to West Ham at the London Stadium.

Caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg deployed an interesting team that looked exciting on paper and it clicked together in the second-half to produce fireworks in attack.

The Gunners had Gabriel Martinelli and Nicolas Pepe providing real pace out wide, with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang through the centre.

With playmaker in the number 10 role bringing it together, it looked like Arsenal had a real balance going forward and it’s something that could work for them again moving forward.

There is no doubt major problems in defence still for the North London club and any new manager will need to fix that, but there is real dynamite going forward.

Arsenal’s senior player Alexandre Lacazette was named on the bench by Ljungberg against West Ham and didn’t enter the action.


The Frenchman is a quality striker with 41 goals in 100 Arsenal games and can be a quality finisher.

But should he be worried about his spot in the team after Monday night?

(Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Lacazette has found his way into the Arsenal XI on a consistent basis since he joined from Lyon in 2017 and has been a hit at the Emirates Stadium.

The 28-year-old has decent end product in front of goal, as well as linking up play well in the final third.

But it can sometimes damage Arsenal trying to fit in both Aubameyang and Lacazette in the same time, so seeing it work with just the former spearheading the attack is intriguing.

Lacazette doesn’t need to be fearful yet about his minutes as a new manager is being lined up, but he does certainly have a fight on his hands given the rise of both Pepe and Martinelli.

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