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Mesut Ozil thinks Alexandre Lacazette can emulate this star forward

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal have embarked upon a very good run of form of late as they have arrested an apparent crisis, which has allowed them to push on in a multitude of competitions.

A 2-1 win over Swansea, courtesy of goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey, kept their slim hopes of catching Manchester City at the top alive.

In the Carabao Cup, they were also able to claim a win over Norwich, while their Europa League campaign has been taken seriously by Arsene Wenger, with the side currently three wins from three and top of Group H.

The Europa League seems their most viable way of returning to the Champions League for next season then, considering the level of competition in the league.

One player that was reportedly only interested in playing in the Champions League this season was Alexandre Lacazette. Despite the fact Arsenal did not qualify for Europe’s premier competition, the French striker made the switch to London anyway.

While he has not quite been able to recreate the form that saw him bought for just under £50 million, he has still managed to score five goals in 10 games this season.

Mesut Ozil has praised the striker and said he can emulate his former Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema, as he told SFR Sport: “I think Lacazette’s game is different. But I hope he will have as much success as Benzema. He has his head on his shoulders, he works hard. I hope he scores as many goals as Benzema with the French national team”.

While Lacazette has not been quite as prolific as last season, he has been allowed to lead the line for Arsenal in the last few games, and with Alexis Sanchez and Ozil playing behind him, chances will come for the striker.

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