With Arsenal agreeing a deal for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, here is a look at how the player could contribute to Arsenal’s chances in Premier League if they sign him this summer.
The 26-year-old Lacazette made 45 appearances last season for Lyon across all competitions. The striker managed to find the back of the net 37 times, and made five assists for his teammates.
Lacazette’s greatest strength is his prolific finishing.
He has a natural talent in finding his way around the goalkeeper and with his instinct for goal combined with a great technique, he’s one of the most lethal strikers in the game.
He is also able to use both feet to shoot. Even though he is primarily right-footed, he is still very dangerous when on his ‘weaker’ foot.
Although Lacazette is not one of the tallest players, he does have enough physical strength to defend himself while holding the ball as he waits for supporting players to arrive.
Another great feature of his is his dribbling. He’s a handful for opposing defenders and he usually makes enough space for himself to have a go at goal or to open up a chance with his probing passes.
His attacking movement and positioning are every midfielder’s dream. Lacazette keeps defenders busy for the whole 90 minutes, and often makes runs behind their backs to find an opening to receive a pass.