Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has suggested to Goal.com that Alexandre Lacazette will get more playing time from now.
Arteta has been impressed by Lacazette’s recent performances, and believes that the Arsenal striker is in a great moment now.
The 29-year-old has been among the goals lately and has emerged as a big player for the Gunners.
Lacazette scored from the penalty spot against Chelsea, found the winner against Brighton and Hove Albion, and bagged two goals against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.
According to WhoScored, the former Lyon striker has scored seven goals in 10 Premier League starts and has scored one goal in three Europa League games for Arsenal so far this season.
Arteta told Goal.com about Lacazette: “He was great. He needed that confidence with the goals.
“His work rate is always there, he’s always fighting for the team but he needed that luck for the ball to land to him in the right moments.
“I think he’s in a great moment, we have to take advantage of that and give him minutes because it seems like he’s enjoying it.”
Lacazette has not always been guaranteed a place in the Arsenal starting lineup, but the Frenchman has been taking his chances recently.
One of the reasons why the Gunners are doing so well at the moment and why they have recovered is the striker’s goals.
With Arsenal back in the race for the Champions League places, Lacazette will be an important player for the North London club in the coming weeks and months.