According to WhoScored, only one player has completed more key passes in Ligue 1 since 2014 than Lacazette has.

  • Lacazette made 145 key passes in Ligue 1 since 2014
  • Only Ryad Boudebouz managed more

With the all the talk being about Lacazette’s goalscoring ability, his other attributes are being overlooked.

Lacazette is known to be a good passer of the ball and capable of setting up his team mates.

According to WhoScored, the striker has amassed an impressive number of key passes in the last three years.

Lacazette has made 145 key passes from open play; a total only beaten by Montpellier’s Ryad Boudebouz.

The numbers are impressive, given that there is a number of high quality creative players in Ligue 1.

This suggests that Lacazette can offer much more than goalscoring.

Arsenal have always liked a striker that can create opportunities as well as score them. The numbers show exactly why Arsenal went after Lacazette over several other strikers in Europe.