Dani Ceballos hails Alexandre Lacazette as Arsenal’s de facto No.10 and likens forward to Karim Benzema - football

Dani Ceballos hails Alexandre Lacazette as Arsenal’s de facto No.10 and likens forward to Karim Benzema



Dani Ceballos says Alexandre Lacazette is key in the way Mikel Arteta sets up his team (Picture: Getty)

Dani Ceballos has highlighted the important role Alexandre Lacazette plays in the way Mikel Arteta sets up his team at Arsenal and likened the forward’s position to that taken up by Karim Benzema at Real Madrid.

On the face of it, Lacazette has had his worst season yet in front of goal for the Gunners, managing just 12 goals in all competitions compared to 19 last term and 17 in his debut campaign at the Emirates, and the 29-year-old has faced some criticism for his level of performance.

Eddie Nketiah’s recent breakthrough means Lacazette is no longer guaranteed a starting spot and there have even been rumblings that Arsenal would be open to selling the striker this summer.
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However, it’s clear Lacazette has an admirer in Ceballos, who has hailed the Frenchman as Arsenal’s de facto No.10 in Mesut Ozil’s absence and underlined his work which often goes under the radar when playing against ‘dominant’ teams such as Manchester City and Liverpool.

‘Lacazette plays in a similar position to Karim Benzema at Madrid. Laca likes to come to play and moves well in that area’ the Arsenal loanee told Spanish outlet El Pais.

‘The only w...
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