Arsenal fans have been rejoicing over the fact that since Olivier Giroud could be sidelined for the North London Derby on 18 November, Alexandre Lacazette might actually get a full 90 minutes under his belt.
Lacazette has made nine Premier League starts so far this season but hasn’t played a full 90 minutes for Arsenal since the opening game of the campaign against Leicester.
Despite netting six goals so far this term, making the 26-year-old the Gunners’ top goalscorer, Arsene Wenger seems to be allergic to starting him.
The boss recently perplexed fans by choosing to start Alexis Sanchez – a forward who traditionally plays on the wing or behind the main striker, has only scored once this season, and was pushing for a move all summer – against Manchester City.
The bizarre choice led Gooners to question what Lacazette has to do to get into the starting line-up considering he set the club back a record £52m in the summer.
Well, he might get his chance now that Olivier Giroud is injured. The striker has traveled back to north London after suffering a thigh problem while away with the France national team. The 31-year-old could therefore miss out on the North London Derby.
Arsenal fans were quick to jump on the news, claiming that this could finally be Laca’s time to shine. Although, knowing Wenger, he might
disappoint surprise us all by picking Alexis again.
Lacazette will finally get 90 minutes after Giroud injury. pic.twitter.com/3oQL4NTOjP
— MÖHAMMED (@Mozorla19) November 12, 2017
Giroud is returning back to Arsenal after suffering a thigh injury in the France vs Wales game. This is when having Lacazette is such a relief.
— Renato (@th14Renato) November 12, 2017
Wenger will play Elneny as striker and keep Lacazette on bench.
— Fle RD (@_d_h_r_u_v_) November 12, 2017
Olivier Giroud injured? At least lacazette will 100% start
— Football Memes (@dannyshaw2002) November 12, 2017
Olivier Giroud will miss the Germany v France friendly on Tuesday as he picked up a slight thigh strain in the win over Wales. Could hand his Arsenal teammate Alexandre Lacazette a start.
— Rich Allen (@rich_allen85) November 12, 2017