August 2, 2022
Jamie Redknapp raves about Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp was delighted with Arsenal striker Alex Lacazette tonight and claimed he was doing the job for the Gunners that Harry Kane was doing at Tottenham.

The French striker signed on tonight from the penalty spot and once again proved to be a crucial player in Mikel Arteta’s system. With Gabi Martinelli and Bukayo Saka on the run, Lacazette once again looked a top striker at the top of the pitch.

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Much has been said about Lacazette in terms of both his lack of goals and also his future. He is yet to sign a new contract and there are concerns over whether or not the Gunners can replace him.

And according to Jamie Redknapp, Lacazette is now crucial for this Arsenal side under Arteta.

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“Lacazette is doing a great job for the team. He is the link right now. You need that focal point. With Liverpool they have Firmino doing that and we’ve stopped judging him on his goals as well. He finds a real job, Harry Kane does it at Tottenham. As long as you have the rhythm the other way, and Arsenal do that,” Redknapp said live on Sky Tonight.

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It’s so tricky for Arsenal, but at the end of the day, who are they going to bring in and do the job that Lacazette is doing right now?

Along with his experience, his all-around game has been great and this Arsenal side are better with him.

A new contract looks more likely within the week and as things stand you imagine Arsenal fans would appreciate it.

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