French international Alexandre Lacazatte scored a brace as the Gunners secured a nervy win against the Baggies at the Emirates last night. It could have been a nightmare start for the Gunners as Jay Rodriguez was denied a clear penalty in the fifth minute by Bobby Madley after the striker was fouled by Shkodran Mustafi in the Arsenal penalty area, but the club record signing seems to have found a new home at the Emirates.
He continued his excellent home form at home by becoming the first player to score in his first three home games since Brian Marwood in 1988. The win moved the Gunners up to seventh on the table and are just a point adrift the top four.
Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazatte joined the Gunners from French side Lyon in a record breaking £52 million move this summer. Although, many thought the Frenchman would struggle to cope with the rigors of the Premier League in his first season but he has proved doubters wrong by scoring four goals in his first six Premier League matches.
The 26-year-old put the Gunners ahead in the 20th minute courtesy a brilliant free-kick from Alexis Sanchez that was tipped by Forster with the Frenchman beating the Baggies defender quickly to score a free header. In the 67th minute he added to his tally for the night via a penalty after Aaron Ramsey was fouled in the box by West Brom defender Nyom in the box.
Below is what fans have been saying about Alexandre Lacazette’s performance on social media platform, twitter:
So Alexandre ‘no aerial threat’ Lacazette has scored half his goals for Arsenal from headers? 🤔
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) September 26, 2017
Lacazette has got into very good scoring positions in every game. Denied a perfect goal against Stoke and fucked up a chance at Chelsea.
— SamW (@SamW_AFC) September 26, 2017
Lacazette is bae ❤️🔴🔥
— Sabah Chötu (@Sabah_ChotuAFC) September 25, 2017
Nice to see Lacazette stat padding against garbage like all the other top strikers.
— Alex Hurley (@Block7AFC) September 25, 2017
Lacazette was brilliant tonight. Happy he got on the score sheet twice.
Will add confidence to his game. He can only improve.
— Gööner Chris (@ChrisAFC1983) September 25, 2017
Lacazette has now scored 4 goals in 6 league games.Considering it's his first season in this league that's fantastic
— El Patron (afc) (@jayjames4) September 25, 2017
A decent performance from #AFC tonight largely in part to Lacazette. Looks like we finally have ourselves a goal poacher.
— Dan Young (@dannypyoung) September 25, 2017
Lacazette has already debunked the myth that players need time to adapt to the PL. If you're good enough, you're good enough.
— JM (@j_m_afc) September 25, 2017
Lacazette loves scoring at the Emirates, just needs that one away goal to get him rolling properly! #AFC
— Chiran (@ChiranPatel) September 25, 2017
The 26-year-old is known for his pace, dribbling and finishing, he made a total of 45 appearances for his former club Lyon last season scoring 37 goals in all competitions and will be hoping to translate this feat at Lyon for the Gunners this season.