Wright: Here is the problem Lacazette is causing at Arsenal

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes striker Alexandre Lacazette is causing issues for the club by dropping too deep. 

Nicholas Pepe canceled out Hwang Hee-Chan’s opener before Lacazette grabbed the leveller in the stoppage time to secure all three points for the Gunners. Arsenal will have to finish the season with Lacazette as the only senior striker following the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer. 

Despite netting the winner, Wright feels Laca needs to avoid dropping to deep to help link-up play. 

“Ben White and Gabriel, the partnership is starting to work very well, like Partey and Xhaka,” said the club legend. 

“We just need a little bit more going forward. Odegaard, for me, is the glue for everything.”


“We need more goals, we definitely need more goals.”

“I’d like to see more goals from someone like Lacazette. I think some of the time he’s coming way too deep. We need a focal point because we’ve got players who can run off of him.”

“I’d like him to stay up there a little bit more, we know he has to link but stay up there a little bit more, give us someone to hit.”

Paul Ince comments 

“I think when you’re running past your own midfield players something’s not quite right.”

“We’ve seen with Ronaldo at United, if he doesn’t get the ball he gets deeper and deeper because he wants to be involved in the game, but then by doing that once you gain possession there’s nothing up top.”

Mikel Arteta’s men will take on Watford in the next assignment in the Premier League. 

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