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Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 16:20

We were all saying we wented a player who's a threat in behind, well sorry but Lacazette is not that player. He's got no pace or presence.

He's not the kind of player who's going to win you big matches and for the price we paid for him that's what you expect.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: celine dion (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 16:45

Hes a strange player. When I see him play he sort of reminds me of one of the big boys who comes along when you were little, playing football in the park, does a few things, then gets on their bike and goes off again. Its like he's not really playing seriously, he might score a cracker from 30 yards or he might miss an absolute sitter and run off laughing.

Thats just my impression of him anyway.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Goofle (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 16:56

He's just a decent technical player who can't compete physically in any way. Slow and soft. Bin him asap.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: SuperRob (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 17:40

Or we could give him some time before judging him.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 17:49

He's not going to get quicker is he. We needed someone with pace upfront, Lacazette is not the answer unfortunately.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Shane (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 17:55

I've no issue with him. What is it, two goals - but really three after his offside Stoke goal was wrongly chalked off - in four games, so it's not a bad start.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Goofle (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 18:01

It's about looking at a players attributes. He will score loads against trash teams, but not gonna make a difference against big teams or tough games.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 18:11

Well, we said that about Robert Pires in 2000 that he is trash, too soft and will not make it in England.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Goofle (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 18:25

Yeah, we were all saying it mate.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Ares (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 19:51

Quote:
Merlion96
Well, we said that about Robert Pires in 2000 that he is trash, too soft and will not make it in England.


please explain

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: CazOnARola (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 20:11

He may adapt.. Rvp did. He wasn't tearing it up with his pace when he was 29 and scored all those goals. Also like I've said before, this guy does play blind passes and did need great understanding with his team mates in France. Its more imp to his game compared to other strikers as he isn't direct.

He will do better and better as time passes by but yes he cannot change a game on his own like Henry or sanchez for that matter.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Optimistic Gunner (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 20:17

I think most people on here didn't think Lacazette was a upgrade over Giroud (not a major one one anyway) rather that Lacazette was a different type of striker to Giroud.

However Lacazette does look slower than most expected him to be.



http://i.imgur.com/b1SeVpw.png

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: CazOnARola (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 20:33

I did watch him during the emirates cup some time back when he played against. He isn't rapid but his pace is comparable to rvp and he has enough to get in behind defenses if a through ball is played. Ramsey gets in behind the defense much more frequently than theo. Timing is a lot more imp than just raw pace.
He has a good football brain and will do well but he's he won't win you games until he develops an understanding with our forwards. But he won't be like Henry if that was what people were expecting. Not even close

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 20:40

Lacazette is an upgrade over Giroud for Wengerball. He is not an upgrade if we play Giroud as a target man.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Kalela (IP Logged)
Date: 17 September, 2017 22:36

I never liked Lacazette but you have to admit the midfield is trash. Wenger should give the youngster Nketiah a chance.



We don't have anybody with 20 goals in the league, so that is a handicap - Arsene Wenger

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Goofle (IP Logged)
Date: 18 September, 2017 00:21

RYP had a better burst if pace and made yards for himself through his movement. Laca is just slow and doesn't have the nous.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Goofle (IP Logged)
Date: 18 September, 2017 02:11

Speaking of Pires, this is the best vid you're likely to find on Twitter:

[twitter.com]

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: Bergmars (IP Logged)
Date: 18 September, 2017 06:00

Bobby P was a class player no comparison



DB10,the best.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: CazOnARola (IP Logged)
Date: 18 September, 2017 07:15

Quote:
Goofle
RYP had a better burst if pace and made yards for himself through his movement. Laca is just slow and doesn't have the nous.
Laca can get away and has the footwork and skills to do the same. What he doesn't have yet is the intelligence. Even giroud has better movement that way if you discount severe lack of pace (that goal against liverpool where he rolled the defender).
But if you look at lacazette3 years ago and now there's a lot improvement in the link up and movement.

Rvp didn't have that 23, but he was quickrr then. After 27 his movement and awareness of space went to another level.

Looking at those things, i feel laca can still improve because unlike English player s like ox, theo he seems to want to if you look at his career.

Also i feel he has a shorter back lift than the other players i mentioned, so he should not need the same amount of time and space to shoot as giroud or even RVP. He has natural power in his strikes.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 19/09/2017 03:48 by CazOnARola.

Re: Lacazette is not an upgrade on Giroud
Posted by: BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
Date: 18 September, 2017 10:22

GS this is how you make yourself look silly, by making a judgement on a player before they even have a chance to settle and then relentlessly sticking to your assessment no matter what and refuse to acknowledge in any capacity whenever they play well thereafter.

You did the same with Cech and Mustafi (who were both excellent yesterday by the way).



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

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