Alexandre Lacazette has been appointed as Arsenal’s new membership captain for the relaxation of the season, supervisor Mikel Arteta has confirmed.
The Gunners were with out a everlasting skipper given that Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang become stripped of the respect after a 3rd disciplinary breach – and the Gabon striker has given that joined Barcelona on a unfastened transfer.
Lacazette has been surpassed the armband on some of events given that and has now been surpassed the function completely for the the rest of the campaign, as showed via way of means of Arteta in his press convention in advance in their ride to Wolves.
The Frenchman himself looks likely to leave the Emirates at the end of the season, but is one of the club’s more experienced players aged 30, having made nearly 200 appearances for the team.
He is one of the most influential names in the dressing room – but has not been able to have the same impact on the pitch this season. He has scored just three league goals – five in all competitions – and there will be even more pressure on him to produce with Aubameyang gone.
Lacazette and Aubameyang were close friends at Arsenal, and the former Lyon man penned an emotional tribute to him after his exit.
My bro!!’ Lacazette wrote. ‘Thanks for the remaining 4 years. My experience [at] Arsenal could were one of a kind with out you. Wish you true good fortune to your subsequent chapter! See you soon.’
Aubameyang’s state of affairs had prompted anxiety inside the membership after Arteta made the choice to eliminate him from captain obligations after arriving again past due from ride to France to go to his mother.
It become the 0.33 time he have been disciplined with the aid of using the membership because his arrival in 2018 – and the participant admitted he had a ‘trouble’ together along with his Spanish boss after sealing his circulate to the Nou Camp.
‘I suppose it become a trouble simply with him [Arteta],’ he said. ‘He made the choice. I cannot say a whole lot more. He wasn’t happy, I stayed very calm and that is it.’