25 Feb 2022 | 15:49 | Football
Alexandre Lacazette in Arsenal training
As we all know, Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy by Arsenal’s Board of Directors and removed from the club’s strategy because of his indiscipline. The two sides then reached an agreement to terminate the contract early, so that the Gabon striker joined Barcelona on a free transfer. Alexandre Lacazette has been temporarily appointed to take on the role of captain of the Emirates Stadium team.
In the match against Brentford in round 26 of the Premier League, a rare situation happened, when Granit Xhaka refused to wear the captain’s armband at the time Lacazette left the field. It was later handed over to Kieran Tierney, and coach Mikel Arteta confirmed this was the order he proposed.
The story of who is the new Arsenal captain is still being debated. There are many candidates named like Kieran Tierney, Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka… In the period when Coach Arteta is building a youthful force, choosing a leader for the whole team is very important, so you need to consider it carefully.
However, the Spanish captain seems to have found the answer after the victory against Wolves this morning. The Gunners soon conceded a goal because of Gabriel’s mistake. However, Nicolas Pepe’s two later goals in the 82nd minute and Lacazette’s “golden” goal in the 90+5 minute helped Arsenal upstream to retain the victory at home.
Lacazette was not only the hero who scored in injury time, but he also showed the role of the person wearing the captain’s armband. The 30-year-old star is active all over the pitch, not only taking on the task of attacking, but also ready to go deep to support the defence. Lacazette’s most impressive moment was when he shouted for the fans present at the Emirates to spread the fire to the players on the field , motivating the whole team to search for the second goal.
The contract of the former Lyon star will expire next summer. However, the dedication of the number 9 made Arteta say: “He behaves like someone who wants to stay with us.”
Lacazette’s tireless dedication shows that he fully deserves to be the official captain of the Gunners. The problem is that Arsenal have to give the French striker a new contract. In terms of seniority, professionalism, it is clear that the 30-year-old star is the most suitable name to be the leader of the Emirates Stadium team.
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