You don’t really associate Arsenal with incredible freekicks, but Alexandre Lacazette’s winning goal proved another story.
The Frenchman’s first-half strike was all it took for Arsenal to seal passage to the Europa League semi-finals for the second year in a row, and with the tournament favourites now eliminated, the Gunners could well be on their way to a first piece of European silverware in over 20 years, and Lacazette will be key in this goal.
Lacazette has been one of Arsenal’s best players this season, scoring 16 goals and assisting 11 in all competitions this season and being on the shortlist for the club’s Player of the Season award, and his ability to turn up on the biggest of stages is what sets him apart from other members of the squad.
Arsenal managed to sign the striker for just £47.7 million back in 2017.
Aside from his goal, which will be what fans remember today, his overall performance was worthy of the man of the match award. Lacazette drove at the Napoli defenders all game and found it easy to find the space to create chances for himself and strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who should have scored on more than one occasion.
If Arsenal are to return to the Champions League, where it be through finishing in the top four or by winning the Europa League, Lacazette will be one of the driving forces behind it, and his importance for the club is growing stronger and stronger as the games keep on rolling.
Arsenal fans, how many goals can Lacazette reach at the end of the season? Let us know!
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