Arsenal fans invest hopes in goal-machine ahead of Community Shield v Chelsea
By Abigail Withey
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to share their predictions for the club’s Community Shield clash against Chelsea and are heavily relying on Alexandre Lacazette to score the first goal of the match.
The Gunners are set to battle the Premier League winners on Sunday and the north London club have asked fans for their predictions of the first goal scorer, the time of the first goal, and the final score.
It’s 90 minutes until THE 90 minutes, so we want your predictions…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 6, 2017
Arsenal fans rushed to social media to air their predictions, with a majority of the fans remaining positive and predicting an outright win for the Gunners.
However, many of the supporters carried a particular favourite to be the first goal scorer and have predicted that record signing Lacazette will be the first player to find the back of the net on Sunday.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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— Brian (@GunnerFaithful) August 6, 2017
⚽ – Lacazette
???? – 1st half
???? – Arsenal win 3-1
— OLUWATOBILOBA (@tbanj_) August 6, 2017
Lacazette 27th minute, 2-1 Arsenal
— Jack (@afcjackk) August 6, 2017
— Dom May (@DommanDom) August 6, 2017
First goal scorer: Lacazette
Time of first goal: 44mins
Final score: 2-1 To Arsenal #CommunityShield
— Sarah (@Ramseyesque) August 6, 2017
Yeah!!! We good to go???? #COYG
— St. Koliko (@qhrispy) August 6, 2017
Lacazette 37th minute
Final Score Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea
— Ahmed Saadi (@I_amAhmed_Saadi) August 6, 2017
The 26-year-old moved to the Emirates from Lyon in July for a record fee of over £45 million.
The French international displayed a stunning set of goals last season for Lyon after finding the net 37 times throughout 45 appearances across all competitions.
Arsenal supporters will be hoping that the forward can bring his magnificent goal scoring capabilities to the club and showcase his skills during the Community Shield ahead of their Premier League opener against Leicester next weekend.
In other Arsenal news, Arsene Wenger has made a bold prediction ahead of the club’s Premier League campaign.