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Arsenal’s attack is finally fun to watch again even if Lacazette offers little.. A top 9 would make the team intimidating

SO it’s quiet, but this Arsenal team is fun to watch in the end, isn’t it?

In Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli, owner Mikel Arteta is blessed with a truly exceptional attacking trio of top-class players who have everything he aspires to.

Thomas Partey had early goals but Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli caused problems for Leicester

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Thomas Partey had early goals but Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli caused problems for LeicesterCredit: Getty
Alexandre Lacazette might have given it embarrassment after his goal but was too quiet

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Alexandre Lacazette might have given it embarrassment after his goal but was too quietCredit: AFP

And let’s not forget Croydon De Bruyne, Emile Smith Rowe, on the bench.

Saka’s confidence is so high it’s now full – and his teammates up front are reaping the rewards.

Against Leicester, Saka and Martinelli were there from the first whistle, running at speed, spooking the Foxes’ full-backs and creating a spectacle.

Odegaard added finishing touches, class vision and execution that most others at the Emirates this afternoon could only dream of.

To be fair, it helps to have magnets in your boots.

But for all their deft attacks and the minutes of action missed as those lined up in front of us in the press box again and again, there still seems to be a missing link.

Alexandre Lacazette wasn’t really… involved.

The out-of-contract Frenchman may have missed his penalty, sometimes drawing others in and is now the reserve captain… but many others can do it too.

What Arsenal need is a suitable goalscorer.

Lacazette’s penalty was just his fourth in the Premier League this season and the first since Gift Day.

No disrespect – but others came with Crystal Palace, Southampton and another goal against Norwich. That speaks volumes.

Get yourself some TRULY world class 9s this summer and the team could be nearing completion for the next phase of this Arteta rebuild.

Yes, they are not equal to Manchester City or Liverpool in terms of quality or strength in depth.

But for a team focused on maintaining their regular place in the Champions League, a deadly finish is the missing piece in this ever-evolving jigsaw.

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Alexander Isak has been linked, as has Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has Premier League experience, and both fit the profile the club wants to fit into this attack – young, hungry and exciting .

Both are priced in excess of £50m – plus they may want to sign elsewhere with central midfielders Youri Tielemans and Ruben Neves linked.

Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema are both entering the final year of their respective contracts at Bayern Munich and Real Madrid next season.

They’ve proven to be a huge influence in the Champions League as they still possess the quality they have this week – even Micah Richards has seen it.

And with the futures of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe potentially threatening one – if not both – of their guaranteed starting positions, can Arsenal tempt them to move to London?

Yes, of course they’ll have to finish in the top four to have any hope – but at this rate it will.

Yes, they will need to modify part of their transfer policy to bring in another 30-man centre-back.

Yes, Lewandowski or Benzema will want big salaries, offset by the ability to reduce transfer prices.

But guaranteed goals and a really good striker to learn from can be a head start with terrifying rewards – rather than the potential danger of someone like Isak.

Like I said, that’s not necessarily Arsenal’s model and they may not want to go in that direction – but it’s certainly something worth asking.

Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick midweek but could be replaced by Kylian Mbappe

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Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick midweek but could be replaced by Kylian MbappeCredit: Getty

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