'Already in love', 'best striker ever' – Gunners fans lose their minds as Lacazette scores on his debut
By Harry Sykes
Alexandre Lacazette scored 15 minutes into his debut for Arsenal and Gooners have taken to Twitter to rave about their record new signing.
Lacazette joined from Lyon for £45million and he wasted no time getting on the scoresheet after he came on as a substitute in the friendly game against Sydney FC.
The score was 1-0 to Arsenal after a Per Mertersacker goal and Danny Welbeck had a penalty saved.
Lacazette then slotted home with a very composed finish from an Alex Iwobi pass to double the Gunners lead in a goal that fans will hope to see repeated many times at the Emirates this season.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 13, 2017
Decent game. Massively impressed by every Arsenal youngsters today. Lacazette debut & score. Walcott.. nvm. The rest is okay ????
— Awim (@AwimAfandi) July 13, 2017
Look at my striker https://t.co/IRuvjCGY7q
— Alexandre Lacazette (@sheikheyaziz) July 13, 2017
Yeah it's true it was just a friendly & lacazette scored but it's important for to boost his morale for the season. Many more to come!
— Fami Allen (@fabme4) July 13, 2017
nicely done lacazette???? https://t.co/ougHyimsBT
— Fa6 albinali (@Fa6kb) July 13, 2017
— Massimiliano Iollo (@Maxi_Gooner) July 13, 2017
Lacazette when he scores on his debut in a friendly in Australia: pic.twitter.com/8mkHiOO5ml
— Muazzam Ayub (@MooseAyub) July 13, 2017
— game changer (@A1_Shedz) July 13, 2017
Lacazette mostly played on the left wing. If this is a sign of things to come then I'm not on board. As soon as he was in the middle – Goal
— Arran Higgs (@AHiggles) July 13, 2017
Lacazette's goal is one of the best goals I've seen all year. Calm, composed and instinctive. Elite.
— mk (@MkJustSaid) July 13, 2017
Man like Lacazette scoring on his debut! Gonna do bits for us this season ????????
— jord (@JMiles95) July 13, 2017
I may be jumping the gun, but Lacazette may just be the best striker ever
— shay (@ShayamHussain) July 13, 2017
While Lacazette drew plaudits from all the Arsenal fans – with some going a bit over the top and proclaiming his goal as the best this year and the striker as the best of all time – Theo Walcott came in for criticism for a poor performance.
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However, one Arsenal fan noted that Lacazette spent most of his time out on the left wing, only to score as soon as he moved into the middle.
Either way though, it’s a great start for Lacazette and the goal will be a morale builder ahead of a bruising campaign in the Premier League.