Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette missed two gilt-edged chances as the Gunners failed to secure a first-leg lead in their Europa League quarter-final tie against Slavia Prague.
The Frenchman’s profligacy in front of goal is extremely frustrating to watch, and it has led many supporters on Twitter to question whether the forward has a future at the Emirates:
Considering Lacazette cost £52.5m, you really have to expect more from the 29-year-old. It just seems that in pressure moments, he is unable to put the ball in the back of the net.
drop him now and play Martinelli.
— Terminal 5 Please (@markshirlaw) April 8, 2021
Need to sign a new striker in the summer if we want to progress as a club.
— Ollie Pearce-Burgess (@OlliePBurgess) April 8, 2021
A player who hasn't score 50 league goals since 3 to 4 years season woefully performance, penalty striker
— sharaphdeyn sheriphdeyn (@sheriphdeyn) April 8, 2021
I guarantee nobody was confident when he was through. When it comes to penalties never in doubt but he has past of missing those chances
— GoonerNick (@nickvann1987__) April 8, 2021
And some people want his contract to be extended. Madness
— Adon (@TheEthiopianGuy) April 8, 2021
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With the player’s contract expiring at the end of next season, many believe he will be offloaded in the summer, and based on last night’s efforts, you can see why.
Being clinical is one of the essential qualities for being a top-class striker, and while Lacazette does have his purple patches, he simply doesn’t finish chances consistently enough to be the club’s first-choice number nine.