There is so much pressure piling up on Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.
The player finally completed his move to the Emirates recently. He was set to move to La Liga giant Atletico Madrid but a transfer ban limited his options.
The Gunners had been linked with the player for a while and for a player who reportedly wanted Champions League football and a bigger platform to prove himself, it was a bit of a big deal that he moved to the north London outfit.
Arsene Wenger had to break the club transfer record for the French star, who joined from Lyon. The player is expected to solve the club’s woes upfront as the team is set to mount a serious Premier League title claim. Unlike Russian Andrei Arshavin and German Lukas Podolski, Laca seems to be a player that would blend into the team seamlessly aside his obvious natural talent.
Arshavin was brilliant for his country and when he arrived in London. He was a natural second striker but he played in the left wing due to a tactical shift in gameplan. This is the same with the 2014 World Cup winner who featured more in the wings.
While Olivier Giroud has been decent for four years, it seems the French striker would move on. His lack of pace and predictability affects him even though he is good in the air. Danny Welbeck is expected to remain and support Laca in his role.
Lacazette is pacy and instinctive. He can feature from the wings and has a wide range of scoring positions. The player can combine well with Aaron Ramsey when he moves to the box or when Alexis Sanchez roams.
The signature of the player has surely lifted morale at the club and assured many of the commitment to succeed this term. Hopefully, Laca can manage the building expectations.