Promising Alexandre Lacazette top scorer odds for debut season
FootyOn outline Alexandre Lacazette top scorer odds ahead of the new Arsenal striker’s debut season in the Premier League.
Lacazette was recently snapped up by the Gunners after being linked with such a switch for some time.
The 26-year-old arrived at the Emirates for a mammoth £52,000,000 club-record price-tag.
He will take to the Premier League with a big reputation after his goalscoring heroics in France.
The France international frontman struck 28 Ligue 1 goals for Lyon during the 2016/17 campaign.
That impressive tally was more than what Arsenal forwards Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Lucas Perez managed combined.
He previously won the French league Golden Boot in 2015 with his then 27 goals in 33 outings.
After agreeing to remain at the club, Arsene Wenger will see his new hitman as a potential key to success next term.
Lacazette a boost to Gunners attacking ranks
Arsenal have not lifted the top-flight title since ‘the Invincibles’ of 2003/04.
The Gunners will see next season as a potential time to break that duck, especially without the distraction of Champions League football.
Could they follow in the footsteps of Chelsea last term in capitalising on focusing mainly on domestic duties to prevail?
They possess Europa League action, but Wenger will likely see that as secondary to his league commitments.
Lacazette will of course be an added boost too, as he aims to hit the ground running in England’s top tier.
The club-record acquisition was praised upon arrival by his new boss as a “very efficient finisher”.
But how have new forwards previously fared in their first seasons in the Premier League?
After arriving from Barcelona in 2014, Chile attacker Alexis Sanchez went on to dispatch 25 goals in all competitions.
Club icon Thierry Henry was similarly impressive, as he racked up 27 strikes on his English top-flight debut season.
More recently, Olivier Giroud bagged 17 in his maiden term in the country after moving from Montpellier.
Meanwhile, Dutchman Robin van Persie only managed 10 strikes but he was then preferred in a more wide left position.
Francis Coquelin helped Lacazette switch
New signing Lacazette admitted that international teammate Francis Coquelin was key to him joining the club.
Arsenal’s record capture revealed that he spoke with his close friend before agreeing his latest career move.
“We’ve had a lot of contact over the last few years and even more over the last few weeks, of course, since it became increasingly likely that I would come to Arsenal,” stated the Frenchman.
“He has said only good things about Arsenal, which is not surprising because he wanted me to join the club. Even without that I still really wanted to come here.
“He stressed that it was a great club located in a fantastic city. He said I would not regret my decision to move here because of the people I’d be working with and, of course, the fans.”
The new Arsenal frontman will look to make a successful start to life in the Premier League and his 12/1 odds from betway of finishing with the Golden Boot are worth considering.