Alexandre Lacazette has promised that he will score in big games for Arsenal.
The 26-year-old is already expected to be amongst the Premier League top scorers this season. He’s now set the bar even higher by claiming that he will score in the big games.
“I’m going to score goals at key times in games where Arsenal may have struggled in previous seasons,” he said, as reported by The Metro.
“I’m going to win us games.”
An inability to score in the big games is a common accusation levelled at Arsenal strikers.
Olivier Giroud, especially, was often criticised for not making the difference in the game against the top sides, although he actually boasts a decent record against them.
Of all the attributes that Lacazette possess, it was his contribution against the big teams that was scrutinised the most.
As a result, there were some concerns that Lacazette didn’t score enough against the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.
The player himself is clearly confident in his own ability, though, and has already demonstrated that he only needs one chance to score.
His goal against Leicester came from his first effort on target, while he should have had a goal against Stoke, again from his only shot in the game.
If a chance falls his way in a big game, there’s a decent chance he’ll take it.
A goal against Liverpool today would be a great place to start.