The arrival of Aubamayang from Dortmund last summer have spelled a doom for Lacazette who have dropped from the starting lineup. The Frenchman situation was worsened by an injury which will keep him out of action for a while. Six weeks is a long time in football and nobody knows that better than the Frenchman. In August, he was termed the answer to arsenal’s striking woes after his summer move from Lyon with the Frenchman marking his debut with a goal. Now he faces a fight to prolong his Emirates career.
In the past month alone have been shaky for the Frenchman as he has been relegated to the bench following the arrival of the Gabonese attacker. Lacazette was in the headline for the wrong reason against Tottenham as he squander two clear cut chances to salvage a draw for Arsenal. Finally have been ruled out of for 6 weeks after undergoing a minor surgery on the knee which will limit his chances of salvaging a season he began so well. The Frenchman began with an excellent 4 goals in first 6 league games for Arsenal, but towards the end of the year began to struggle in front of goal. This have left the Frenchman with 2 goals in 14 games before injury entered the picture though Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger have backed the Frenchman while suggesting that the knee problem could be responsible for his form. The arrival of a more experienced player have finally sealed the fate of the out-of-form Frenchman.
Injury blow to the Frenchman at such critical period could be a blessing in disguise for Welbeck as the Englishman will be hoping to convince Gareth Southgate for a spot in the England national team as 2018 Russia world cup date draws nearer. Wenger will be looking to make maximum use of the two available front men as Lacazette’s absence will mean less headache for Wenger.