Fun in the Sun – West Ham Ratings

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The first in a series of goodbye games for the great man brought some glorious sunshine to North London. Hopes were high for exceptional entertainment, though the news that Auba wasn't starting brought the mood down a notch. I suppose the hope was to further cement some combinations for Thursday's semi, so it was understandable in that sense.

Was Lacazette Arsenal’s first-choice striker option last summer?

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Craig Burley has claimed that Arsenal failed to land their key summer transfer targets, before lowering their aspirations to sign Alexandre Lacazette instead. The Gunners splurged a club record£52 Million to bring in the French striker from Lyon last summer, but he has since lost his first-team role thanks to the arrival of new club [.

Are Wenger’s ‘cup-tied’ comments out of place ahead of Arsenal’s EL tie?

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Arsene Wenger has moved to insist that UEFA's ruling regarding players being ineligible for certain competitions to be scrapped, with Pierre-Emerick's exclusion from Arsenal's Europa League squad clearly irking the manager. The Gunners are set to take on Ostersund in Sweden on Thursday night, but will have to do so without both Alexandre Lacazette and [.

Arsenal’s pathetic performances on and off the pitch continue

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Arsenal's pathetic performances on and off the pitch continue. by Konstantin Mitov As we head into playing Ostersund in the cold, we were gifted the news that Lacazette is injured. Amazing really, how the guy who played on Saturday suddenly needs a knee surgery which was kind of known before? I mean seriously people, what [.

Could Wenger be right that Lacazette’s form could be down to injury?

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that Alexandre Lacazette's injury could have been affecting his form for some time, following discovery of swelling on his knee. The French striker started the season well despite the manager opting to limit his minutes as he adapted to the Premier League, but lost form from around December.

Can Arsenal seriously be considered contenders for Europa League glory?

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News coming through ruling Alexandre Lacazette out of our upcoming Europa League tie, I'm seriously beginning to doubt Arsenal's chances of glory. Tottenham all-but ended our hopes of making the Champions League through our league position, leaving us eight points short of Chelsea in fourth, while Liverpool and Spurs also hold seven and nine point [.

Who will be Arsenal’s striker at Ostersund with Lacazette out?

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Now there is a turn up for the books! Arsenal's striker in the early rounds of the Europa League was Olivier Giroud, in partnership with Theo Walcott as he partner, but now both of those have been sold. Aubameyang is cup-tied for this competition and now Lacazette is out for six weeks after knee surgery.

Arsenal’s Lacazette out for up to 6 weeks after knee op

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London (AFP) – Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette will be out of action for up to six weeks after undergoing an operation on his left knee, the club said on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old had an arthroscopy in London and the procedure was described as a “success” by the Gunners.

“The minor procedure was a success and he will now undergo a period of rehabilitation,” said a statement on the club’s website.

‘Aubameyang arrival has dented Arsenal team-mate Lacazette’s confidence’

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Arsene Wenger has claimed that Alexandre Lacazette's misses against Tottenham Hotspur were down to a lack of confidence, stemming from Arsenal's signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The French striker arrived as a£52 Million club record signing last summer, but has already found himself warming the bench, thanks to the club's new record transfer arrival in Aubameyang.

Wembley – First Half Ok – Second Woeful – Player Ratings

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First Half

Arsenal defended pretty well, restricting the spuds to minor chances. Early on it didn't seem very likely to be our day when the lino flagged Auba offside when put through brilliantly by Jack. ( I was so looking forward to him bamboozling Lloris).

Note how the linesman is meant to be on the line of the last defender but is in line with Mkhitaryan instead, which means he would see more of Auba

On the break we were poor.

Does Arsenal’s Lacazette deserve some credit for his short cameo v Spurs?

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Jermaine Jenas has moved to praise the display of Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal today, claiming he did more for his side than team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gunners limped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of our noisy neighbours Tottenham today, and all the hype surrounding new signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang will have been [.

Wenger’s ‘Player Engineering’ needs to include Lacazette

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IS WENGER'S FOOTBALL PLAYER ‘ENGINEERING' KILLING OFF TALENTS? Nicholas Oyoo When I speak football engineering, I'm suggesting Wenger's penchant of looking at a football player, examining previously unseen strengths, bringing in the player to the squad, testing them in those areas and patiently awaiting to see if the results come off.

Could Lacazette be forced out wide to accommodate Arsenal target?

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French publication L'Equipe are claiming that Arsenal are set to force Alexandre Lacazette into a wide role with the impending arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month. The Gunners are said to have an agreement in place with the BVB side for their star striker, and the deal will be completed once they land their replacement, [.

Does Aubameyang dealings prove Lacazette to be Arsenal flop?

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Arsenal are strongly expected to complete a deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month, despite having already broke their club record transfer fee to sign striker Alexandre Lacazette already this term. The French striker started the season well, scoring plenty despite being limited in his game-time initially, but has gone off the boil since December.

Is Lacazette just a younger Giroud?

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The Gunner's biggest ever signing, Alexandre Lacazette, was hailed as a goalscoring genius when he arrived from Lyon this summer, for a Arsenal record transfer fee of 52m GBP, after scoring 28 goals in just 30 League games in Ligue 1. He certainly lived up to that billing by scoring in each of his first [.

Wenger not worried by Arsenal striker’s barren spell

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Alexandre Lacazette is struggling for form in recent weeks, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not worried about his record signing. The Frenchman arrived from Lyon in a club record£52 Million move in the summer, and started the season well. Lacazette has clocked up eight Premier League goals in his 22 appearances thus far, but [.

Arsenal v Chelsea First Half Review – Brilliant game and could go either way

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Arsenal started well and were pushing Chelsea back. Our first big chance came quickly as Lacazette got a lucky free kick but Sanchez put it onto the head of one of Chelseas wall. But Chelsea came back into the game and somehow Morata was left one-on-one but incredibly put the ball well wide of the [.

Lacazette to Score?

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Hopefully we will be playing against 11 and not 12 tonight. Another points-robbing refereeing decision could see me give up watching.

For a decade Chelsea have been a team studded with A-holes. Lampard, Terry, Costa, etc there were loads of them. Today only Luiz really approaches the awfulness of the past.

Arsenal’s Lacazette encouraged to rest over Christmas

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Arsenal's most expensive signing ever Alexandre Lacazette has admitted that while he was playing for Lyon in France he had always enjoyed watching the Premier League games over the incredibly congested Christmas period and was intrigued to see how we all coped, considering that most other European Leagues had a break over the festive period.

Are his Arsenal team-mates failing Lacazette?

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Petr Cech has claimed that Alexandre Lacazette needs better service then he is currently getting from his Arsenal team-mates. The striker arrived in a club-record£46.5 Million according to reports, and has hit the ground running with eight goals so far this term, despite being limited in his match minutes thus far.

Arsenal striker Lacazette to miss United clash with injury

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Arsenal striker Alexander Lacazette scored the first goal for the club against Huddersfield last night. Unfortunately, in a blow to the club, the striker will miss the United clash with an injury he sustained in the last match.

Wenger confirmed the striker’s injury after the imposing 5-0 win.

Is Arsenal boss to blame for Lacazette injury?

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Arsenal take on Manchester United this weekend, but will have to do so without club record signing Alexandre Lacazette. The Gunners beat Huddersfield on Wednesday night by a huge 5-0 scoreline, with Lacazette grabbing the opening goal. The striker didn't return to the playing field for the second-half however, and has now been revealed to [.

Has the penny now dropped for Wenger about Arsenal’s starting X!?

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger finally fielded his most expensive trio of players together in a big game as we claimed all three points against Tottenham Hotspur. Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez started the match against Spurs, having been overlooked previously against Manchester City and Liverpool, and all three of them played a [.

Arsenal line-up confirmed for NLD clash with Spurs

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Arsenal have finally released their confirmed XI to take on noisy neighbours Tottenham Hotspur today, with our star striker FINALLY getting the nod to start against a top rival. Alexandre Lacazette has been overlooked in big games versus Man City and Liverpool already this term, so it is a relief to see his name on [.

Arsenal v Spurs Preview – The best team and best bet

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Tottenham make the short trip across North London to take on Arsenal this weekend in the Premier League. A win for the hosts will see the Gunners move to within a single point behind our rivals, and bookmakers are struggling to split the pair. Arsenal's home advantage sees them slightly shorter in the win-draw-win market, [.

‘Predator’ Lacazette MUST start for Arsenal against Tottenham

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Ian Wright has labelled Alexandre Lacazette a 'predator', and states that he should start every Arsenal match. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has previously overlooked the French striker when naming his starting line-up to take on the bigger teams in the division, and with close rivals Spurs coming up this weekend, there is calls that he [.

Kolasinac or Monreal? Is Sead the new Arsenal fans favourite?

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Sead Kolasinac just picked up his second Arsenal Player of the Month Award, but was he really our best? Nacho Monreal was voted the PFA Player of the Month for October, with players from the whole division as competition for the award. The Spaniard played a key role in helping us win five of our [...

Are critics right to judge Arsenal manager’s selection?

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It seems as if every single pundit out there has judged the Arsenal manager's decision to drop Alexandre Lacazette, but is that simply because it is easy to jump on the narrative? Ray Wilkins is the latest person to give his opinion on the decision, although he rightly states that the French boss should have [.

Petit slams Wenger ‘mistake’ in Arsenal selection

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Arsene Wenger's selection has been at the centre of much talk since he decided to drop Arsenal's record signing Alexandre Lacazette from the starting line-up against Manchester City, and Emmanuel Petit has continued on that. The French defender also claims that it was a strange decision to field midfielder Francis Coquelin as a makeshift centre-back [.

Would these overlooked Arsenal players have given Man City problems?

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Martin Keown has claimed that Jack Wilshere and Alexandre Lacazette should have started for Arsenal in defeat to Manchester City. The Gunners succumbed to a disappointing 3-1 loss at the Etihad yesterday, and Arsene Wenger's selection has been a large focal point, with the Frenchman opting to leave record signing Alexandre Lacazette on the bench.

Arsenal boss defends decision to bench ‘superb’ Lacazette

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Arsene Wenger has come under criticism for his Arsenal team selection for yesterday's defeat to Manchester City. The French manager opted to make some changes to his usual team for the tough trip to the Etihad yesterday, and following defeat, there was always going to be criticisms where the selection is concerned.

Is Wenger holding Arsenal striker Lacazette back?

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Ian Wright has sung the praises of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, but has urged him to be given less responsibilities outside the final third of the pitch. The Frenchman arrived from Lyon this summer in a club record deal, and has impressed thus far, scoring five goals in his opening nine Premier League outings.

‘World class Lacazette’ a dream for Arsenal midfielder Wilshere

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Jack Wilshere has moved to heap praise on new Arsenal team-mate Alexandre Lacazette, describing him as a 'dream' to play alongside. The striker joined the Gunners for a club record fee this summer, and has already hit the ground running. Lacazette has scored four goals in his opening eight appearances, and is already settling well [.

Arsenal striker Giroud tipped to bench Mbappe for World Cup

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Robert Pires has called for France to play Arsenal's Olivier Giroud over wonderkid Kylian Mbappe for next summer's World Cup in Russia. The 18 year-old set the world alight last season as he smashed onto the scene in spectacular fashion, and is now a part of the most expensive attacking line-up in world history.

Is Arsenal’s Giroud the ‘world’s best target man’?

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Olivier Giroud has been hailed as the world's best target man by his former team-mate Younes Belhanda, but would Arsenal fans agree? The French striker has been consistent in front of goal in his time at the Emirates, having joined from Marseille back in 2012. Olivier has never scored more than 16 Premier League goals [.

Aaron Ramsey ‘excited’ with what Lacazette has brought to Arsenal

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Aaron Ramsey has hailed the 'great start' to Alexandre Lacazette's Arsenal career, and can't wait to see how he builds on that alongside him. The French striker moved to North London this summer in a club record£52.7 Million deal, and his the ground running with four goals in his opening seven outings, but those numbers [.

Do Arsenal fans want to see both Lacazette and Giroud together?

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Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has heaped praise on Olivier Giroud, despite his style not pleasing to the eye for all concerned. The 30 year-old knocked in his 100th goal for our club last night, bettering records of Robin Van Persie and Dennis Bergkamp in the process, as he helped us on the way to [.

‘Lacazette no better than Giroud’ claims former Arsenal star

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Aleksandr Hleb has given his opinion on Arsenal's summer transfer window ahead of the clash between of his former sides. The 36 year-old is currently plying his trade back in his home country, as well as starring for his international side, but with two of his former clubs set to take each other on in [.

Arsenal boss hails trio for stand-out displays in West Brom win

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Arsene Wenger has praised Mohamed Elneny, Nacho Monreal and Alexandre Lacazette for their performances for Arsenal against West Bromwich Albion last night. The Gunners snatched a 2-0 win in the Monday Night Football encounter at the Emirates Stadium yesterday, but the scoreline doesn't reflect the overall play.

Arsenal boss defends treatment of club-record signing Lacazette

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Tony Cascarino has slammed the way in which Arsenal have treated Alexandre Lacazette since his big-money move from Lyon this summer, but Arsene Wenger has defended his stance. The former Chelsea striker has claimed that the club-record signing hasn't been treated as he should, featuring much less than he should considering his substantial fee, and [.