Alexandre Lacazette is now on five goals scored for the season but will he be able to catch up with the likes of Harry Kane and Alvaro Morata?

Lacazette is doing pretty damn well at Arsenal.

The 26-year-old has netted five goals in nine Premier League appearances so far and created seven chances.

His movement is fantastic, as is his work rate, and he seems to really be gelling into the side.

Against Everton, Laca worked amazingly with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, so I can only imagine there’s plenty more to come from Arsenal’s record signing.

But, will he be able to catch up with some of the Premier League’s other big-hitters?

As I’ve already said Laca has scored five in nine games. This is despite not actually playing a full 90 minutes since the opening game of the season against Leicester, which the Gunners won 4-3. The France international scored his first Arsenal goal in the second minute against the Foxes.

In total, the striker has played 636 Premier League minutes, which works out as a goal every 127.2 minutes.

Harry Kane has scored eight goals in 794 minutes – that’s a goal every 99.25 minutes. He’s also netted five in the Champions League and managed two assists over all competitions.

Therefore, while I rate Laca, I don’t see him catching up with the Spurs striker unless something huge happens.

Alvaro Morata has netted six in 553 minutes, which gives him an even more impressive goal-to-minute ratio of a goal every 92.2 minutes.

Romelu Lukaku has scored seven goals in 810 minutes. That makes him slightly easier for Laca to catch up with as he scores a goal every 115.7 minutes. However, the Manchester United striker has also netted three in the Champions League.

Then, you look as the likes of Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, who have a combined total of 13 goals and five assists. These are huge numbers and it’s unlikely that Laca, as much as I love him, will get anywhere near these this season.

However, unsurprisingly, Laca has a shot conversion rate of 67%. Despite scoring the ninth-highest amount, this means he’s more clinical than anyone above him.

Morata is the only player to score more than Laca who is also brand new to the Premier League, which must count for something.

This season isn’t crucial for Laca. It’s his first one in a new country, in a new league, and as long as he’s finding the back of the net semi-regularly, Gooners don’t care all that much. Most of us just want him to be making an effort, which so far he has been.

Next year is where the pressure begins to pile on because for £52m, he needs to be producing. But we’ll cross that bridge if and when we come to it.

What’s clear is that the Premier League is full to bursting with world class strikers right now. The competitions is fierce and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.

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