‘Baller’, ‘has to start’ – Arsenal fans demand player starts after Cardiff performance

By on September 6, 2018

Arsenal fans have been calling for Unai Emery to make Alexandre Lacazette a regular starter after he scored the winner during our 3-2 victory over Cardiff City this afternoon.

Lacazette enjoyed a solid debut season at the Emirates after scoring 17 goals last year following his arrival from Lyon in 2017 but the French international has struggled to establish himself under new boss Emery.

The striker was named as a substitute in each of our opening three games but after impressing off the bench, fans have been calling on Emery to start Lacazette alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack.

The boss finally made the call today at the Cardiff City Stadium as Lacazette started up front with Aubameyang out on the wing and it paid off as both players got themselves on the score-sheet.

Lacazette in particular was excellent as he linked up with Auba to assist his superb goal midway through the second half before capping a Man of the Match performance with a superb winner in the 81st minute.

Supporters on Twitter have now been demanding Emery gives Lacazette a regular run in the side as it’s clear he is a huge goal threat and his performances warrant a starting spot up front.

He has a great understanding developing with Aubameyang and although I do think it leaves us a little more open defensively when they both play, there can be no doubt we’ll score a lot more goals at the other end.

Fans have also been calling for Lucas Torreira to be handed a starting role after another impressive cameo off the bench while Emery is under pressure to bring-in Bernd Leno as Petr Cech continues to struggle with playing out from the back.

Check out what fans have been saying about Lacazette on Twitter after his heroics in Cardiff:

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