- Jun 24, 2019
Lacazette first has to be a regular starter in middle of the pack Arsenal, before you say he would replace Firmino who was key in UCL title and in soon to be PL title and be better and more prolific.That's your opinion but the reality is that he doesn't actually have an exceptional amount of assists in particular if as you are suggesting he is a #10 in their system. What makes him special for Liverpool is the entire package the fact that his stats are reasonable but that he also contributes a lot defensively, otherwise his stats per minutes are similar to Lacazette in the PL. Last season Lacazette had 13 goals and 10 assists in 2500 minutes which is comparable to Firmino's best seasons with 15 goals and 7 assists in 17/18 and 11 goals and 10 assists in 16/17.
The question then become, would Lacazette perform better or worse next to Mané, Salah, Robertson and TAA and would he contribute enough defensively? I would say that he would be a lot more prolific than Firmino in both goals and assists and would contribute defensively to a decent standard. If you think that it's bizarre than fair enough.