Unai Emery must start Alexandre Lacazette this weekend

Unai Emery must start Alexandre Lacazette this weekend

Arsenal finally got the Unai Emery era off and running as they beat West Ham 3-1 last weekend. 

Following two tough opening games against Manchester City and Chelsea, the Gunners boss will have been desperate to finally get three points on the board. Although the Gunners may not have played their best game so far this season, coming back from 1-0 down will have been pleasing for the former PSG boss.

Although the win would have helped alleviate some of the pressure he was starting to come under, the omission of Mesut Ozil brought about rumours that he had a training ground bust-up with Emery. To add even more pressure to the Spaniard, according to French news outlet Le10Sport, Alexandre Lacazette is considering leaving the club before the transfer window closes.

The Breakdown

Arguably one of the best players for the Gunners during the pre-season, Lacazette has found himself starting on the bench for each of Arsenal’s first three games of the Premier League season.

In Emery’s 4-2-3-1 formation, Aubameyang has been tasked with playing the lone striker while having Ramsey, Ozil, Iwobi and Mkhitaryan as the three behind him.

The rumour seems relatively unbelievable due to the impending closure of the window but it surely is an indication to Unai Emery that he has to find a way of getting Lacazette on the pitch with Aubameyang.

The French striker isn’t a winger and has to play through the middle, while that would mean shifting Aubameyang out wide, it’s something that has to be done to get the best out of Arsenal.

Arsenal fans – thoughts? 

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