Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been on the lookout for a new striker due to the injuries to strikers Theo Walcott and Nicklas Bendtner, according to reports, he seems to have identified Lyon striker as a Alexandre Lacazette as a potential replacement. Here’s a look at three reason why Arsenal should sign him.
1. Versatility in attack
Lacazette plays as the central striker at Lyon, but also has the ability to play on the wings as a wide-forward. This will be crucial for Arsenal’s title challenge considering Theo Walcott is out for the season and Niklas Bendtner is also injured, leaving Olivier Giroud as the only recognized striker in the squad.
Lacazette fits the typical profile of an Arsene Wenger signing- he is young, French, quick and technically gifted (remember Thierry Henry?) He is versatile enough to provide cover for Walcott in wide areas as well as be a back-up for Giroud, and would be well-suited to Arsenal’s fluid attacking style.