Stewart Robson has claimed that Arsenal should have gone for Alvaro Morata or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang instead of Alexandre Lacazette.
Just a few days after Robson said Arsenal should sell Giroud and refuse to extend Özil’s contract, he’s followed this up by saying the Gunners shouldn’t have gone for Lacazette either. Maybe next he’ll suggest Arsenal sell Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny.
He spoke to ESPN via the Express, saying he’d been sent to scout Lacazette for another club in the past and told them that Alexandre wasn’t good enough for the top level.
Robson told the studio: “I’m not convinced he’s got the consistency, the work rate or the hard graft to be a top-class player. I was surprised they bought him rather than Aubameyang or Morata. Somebody like that, but they went for Lacazette.”
He went on to say of Arsenal’s other summer signing, Sead Kolašinac: “He’s an okay player, he’s not going to pull up any trees.” Overall it seems as if the former Arsenal man isn’t happy with anything the Londoners do in the transfer market at the moment.
Lacazette was extremely consistent last season, with 37 goals in 45 games, but we’ll have to wait and see whether he can carry this into next season.