Arsenal have announced the long awaited transfer of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, so let’s take a look at what this transfer means for Olivier Giroud and how the two compare.
The strikers enjoyed very different seasons last time out with Lacazette making his way to 45 appearances for Lyon, scoring 37 goals with a total playing time of 3,480 minutes.
On the other hand, Giroud struggled through the whole season. While he made only 5 appearances fewer (40 games), and scored 16, his game time was reduced to 1,780 minutes, half that of Lacazette.
Both players have different physical attributes and the way they contribute to their teams is different. Giroud is limited to playing only in a central attacking role while Lacazette can be effectively deployed on either flank as attacking winger as well as through the middle.
- Age: 26 (May 28, 1991)
- Height: 5’7″
- Foot: Right
- Transfermarkt value: £35m
- Career appearances: 275 (club) 11 (France)
- Career goals: 129 (club) 1 (France)
- Age: 30 (Sep 30, 1986)
- Height: 6’3″
- Foot: Left
- Transfermarkt value: £20m
- Career appearances: 404 (club) 64 (France)
- Career goals: 175 (club) 27 (France)