Lacazette must add firepower to relieve Alexis of Arsenal burden

Ruben Hill
August 12, 2017

It may not be the role the Frenchman wants but he reinforced his position as the Premier League's top impact player with his late victor for Arsenal in Friday's 4-3 thriller with Leicester.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare looks on during the preseason friendly match between Leicester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach at The King Power Stadium on August 4, 2017 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

No, Arsenal nor Leicester won the league past year, but it is still a marquee match.

The Premier League is borrowing an idea long practiced in America, as they'll kick off their season with a single night game before the rest of the league kicks off.

However, the Sun claim Arsenal have made a breakthrough in talks and they expect the German to sign a new long-term deal that will make him the highest paid player at the club.

Arsenal opened this season in a bit of turmoil because of the transfer sagas surrounding Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, who were left out of the squad for the first game. It will be interesting to see just how well the Nigerian combines with Vardy up front, having given a good account of himself in pre-season.

He doesn't want to leave and I'm happy he wants to stay.

#WengerOut has become somewhat part and parcel of the Premier League - so much so that some thought it now deserves recognition.

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has revealed that Sanchez will miss their first two Premier League fixtures of this season.

However, adjusting their respective totals in accordance with the points system for the European Golden Shoe, where Premier League goals are worth two points compared to Ligue 1's 1.5, Lacazette has only "outscored" Giroud by 141 points to 138 over that period. No other player comes close to matching that tally. We've had pre-season and I'm not a massive fan of it.

Wenger admits he was surprised to lure the 26-year-old from Lyon to London.

"There could be a surprise like Leicester as well as teams like Everton". But, in summer arrival Alexandre Lacazette, midfield lynchpin Granit Xhaka and the in-form Alex Iwobi, Arsene Wenger has enough firepower to overcome the Leicester resistance. They are a team that starts out aggravating the fan base by not addressing all their needs in the transfer market, only for that to be forgotten due to a very hot start before going through a slump around when daylight savings time ends.

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