Arsenal Vs Leicester City: 5 key players to watch – Another must-win

Arsenal, Alexandre Lacazette (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal, Alexandre Lacazette (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Arsenal, Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal, Alexandre Lacazette (Photo by MICHAEL STEELE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

1. Alexandre Lacazette

It was a huge goal for Alexandre Lacazette. His touch and finish in Arsenal’s 2-0 win at Wolves was his first domestic away goal since February 2019. As Mikel Arteta said after the Wolves victory, it was a massive confidence-booster for a player that has worked immensely hard but not been clinical or fortunate in front of goal:

"“I’m delighted for him because he completely deserved it. It’s been a long time since he scored away from home but he scored a crucial goal for us again. Not only that, but his contribution when he stepped onto the pitch was massive.”"

Should Lacazette can rediscover his 2018/19 form in which he was named the club’s Player of the Season, it could take Arsenal’s attacking unit to a new level. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cannot score all of the goals, while Nicolas Pepe, Saka, and Eddie Nketiah are starting to show signs of improvement in the final third.

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If there is one area of the pitch that Arteta is yet to truly unlock, it is his team’s play in and around the penalty area. That sharpness is still lacking. A confident, fit, and firing Lacazette, therefore, would be a huge boost.