Lacazette scored the winner for Arsenal just 21 seconds after coming off the bench and it seems as though the Frenchman is entering a period of good form.
Including Manchester City’s 4-1 Carabao Cup defeat of Arsenal, Lacazette has now scored a goal in each of his last three games.
This is something he hasn’t done since the first three games of the season but the former Lyon star cannot afford to tail off again just as the Gunners begin to string together a decent run of results.
Mikel Arteta’s side has really benefitted from playing a trio of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli behind one of Lacazette and Aubameyang but the Gabonese needs to drop to the bench again.
With the form that Lacazette is in, it’s simply not fair to exclude him again and not just due to his finishing.
The 29-year-old forward has been linking play and operating in almost-Bobby-Firmino-esque style the last couple weeks. Liverpool fans will testify that it’s not all about the goals but more about the space that is created by the intelligent runs the two forwards create.
Arsenal leapfrogged Newcastle United and Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening but they’re not out of the woods even if they’re only nine points behind fourth-placed Everton.
While the North Londoners may still be in a poor position on the table, Arteta’s decision to continue trusting youth stars in Saka, ESR and Martinelli will encourage supporters.
The Arsenal board has suggested to Arteta that he continue trusting his up and coming stars and it seems as though he is taking this suggestion on board.