lacazette has now gone almost a year without an away goal following the 0-0 draw with Burnley.
To be premised, he has now gone 358 days without seeing the back of the net and it’s becoming a big problem for Mikel Arteta.
Now that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is available after serving his ban, all the conversation was centered around who would make way for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Would it be Alexandre Lacazette, or would it be Gabriel Martinelli, who had scored twice when Aubameyang was sidelined?
In the end it was Nicolas Pepe that was left out. Arteta once again believed in starting Alexandre Lacazette as his main striker and once again that faith was broken.
The moment he headed wide when he received a cross from Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette just never looked sharp to scoring a goal.
And for Mikel Arteta, he’s in dire need to find a solution if Arsenal intend to secure the top four.
The problem started when Aubameyang has to operate from out wide rather than through the central areas.
Although Aubameyang also wasted a lot of great chances, it’s difficult to criticize a man that is topping the scoreboard this season.
Of Arsenal’s 14 away goals in the epl this season, Aubameyang has scored nine. No other Arsenal players have scored more than two – So you see why its difficult to criticize him at the moment.
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Arteta needs to explain why he’s keeping him out wide while Lacazette is struggling as the center forward.
This draw was Arsenal 13th In the EPL this season, they have only won just six games as compared to West Ham, who are currently sited in the relegation zone.
To be frank, Arsenal are good defensive wise but it’s the lack of goals that is the major problem that need an urgent solution – Arteta might be making a grave mistake by starting Lacazette as the main forward instead of Aubameyang.
Finding a solution in the attack will be major game changer for Arteta if he wants to be among the top four.
Lacazette alone cannot be blamed as there’s no constant supply from those behind him.
take for instance, Mesut Ozil has not giving a goal assist away from home and he was replaced by Joe Willock after a disappointing display.
Lacazette has to get his form quickly if he wants to feature in the next starting lineup.