Aubameyang & Lacazette

Wenger reveals why we will now see the best of Arsenal’s Lacazette

The best is yet to come

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has explained why we will now see the best of striker Alexandre Lacazette after returning from injury.

The Frenchman signed last summer in a big money move but never really got going at the club.

He initially impressed in the first few games of the season but an injury has blighted his season.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 25: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at Emirates Stadium on September 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Not only did he have to sit on the sidelines for a number of weeks, he never really recovered.

Now, Arsene Wenger has revealed that his goals dried up because ‘he was not himself for a while’.

Though, the French boss admitted that we will now start to see the best of Lacazette.

“I think we are [ready to see the best of Lacazette] because I realise now that he was not himself for a while,” Wenger explained in his press conference today.

“That explains why his goals dried out. He was always adamant – ‘I’m OK, I’m OK’ – but players are like that.

“It was not traumatic, he was a good player but I think in the last seven, eight games he played he was not completely free with his knee.

“Unfortunately, in our job, you need your body and that’s why when you are not 100% you cannot play well.”

When asked whether Lacazette will be able to start against CSKA on Thursday

“Lacazette is ready to start,” Wenger explained.

“I have not decided whether he will but he is available and ready to start.”

Aubameyang and Lacazette’s penalties for Arsenal vs Stoke were identical (Video)

Lacazette got back to scoring ways against Stoke City at the weekend.

The Gunners ran riot over the Potters but there was one big talking point after the game.

That came in the form of both Lacazette’s penalty and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s spot kick.

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