false 9 wrote:I feel as though everytime I watch him play now he shows himself to be more technically rounded than the last time, for a striker I consider him to be a very competent passer of the ball, his awareness of teammates and his sense of when to release the ball is important to Arsenal's fluid style of play. A lesser striker might find it difficult but Lacazette's shown himself to excel at both holding the ball up and bringing teammates into play with 1-touch passes. I would consider him a high green, possibly 80s area of spa
Technically I feel his game is just so refined, his close control is good, his passing is good, and I feel his first touch is part of what makes him such a good cf. It's not flashy but the ball stays glued to him a lot of time and he is excellent at creating space for a shot or pass with his first touch (his goal I think against liverpool? was a good example of this). Very clean in general and I would consider him a high 80s in tech, very technically gifted cf
edit: I think if he can continue to pull off the same level of technique at a consistently high standard/show exceptional level technique more often I could potentially see him push for a value in the 90s
Whoah10115 wrote:He's not a 90 if David Villa is not.
false 9 wrote:Whoah10115 wrote:He's not a 90 if David Villa is not.
Alright? I haven't watched Villa in a long time so I'm in no position to comment on comparisons between him and Laca. I still feel like Laca's an orange tech player regardless.
Him and Auba pressed well today, that isn't something I particularly noticed in previous games but in terms of knowing when to press they were really in sync. Both looked lively, hounding players and keeping Chelsea and the defenders specifically penned in their own third of the pitch at times. It definitely felt like at least for the first 20 minutes or so Chelsea couldn't handle the press whatsoever, and Laca and Auba played a big part in that. I am beginning to feel that his style of play (constant supportive movement, dropping deep, drifting out wide, willingness to defend from the front) requires a higher sta value.
I don't get the impression he's as quick as 87 acc implies and 81 ds feels excessive for someone who looks largely like a retention dribbler.
I've come to accept that a lot of my preconceived notions of him as a player were dead wrong, and I now consider him closer to a Firmino analog in terms of his playing style. His short passing ability is part of what makes him so effective in this role, and I'm confident at this point that he's minimum 80 spa and higher sps. He should've had an assist today from a driven cross but Auba scuffed the connection completely.
I think he could be up there with the best in the Prem in terms of st, he is exceptional at getting shots off from awkward angles and tight spaces, total st > sa player to me. Could see him on something like high yellow value, not sure of many Prem strikers who are better than him in this regard personally. Kane, maybe Aguero? If that?
Not too sure about the interplay of agg, tw, and res re movement, but his supportive movement is a great boon and integral to the role that he plays in our team.
If I were to rate his best attributes in order it would be tec, st, att.
Sorry if it sounds like I'm rehashing opinions, I feel I should clarify my observations after todays game
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