There may be a slight sense of déjà vu at Arsenal in this current moment as strikers and finishing have become a topic of much heated discussion once again. It wasn't too long ago that the Gunners faced a similar conundrum two season ago, with questions over the frontline.
A misfiring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left on a free, Alexandre Lacazette was coming to the end of his deal and so too was Eddie Nketiah. The north Londoners were struggling to make chances count at times and in the end, it meant narrowly missing out on a return to the Champions League.
That wait wouldn't last too long though as drastic changes were planned for last summer that ensured striker discussion was quiet — at least for the season. Lacazette left for a return to Lyon, while Nketiah put pen to paper on a new deal before the arrival ofGabriel Jesus from Manchester City.
The latter option raised the standards at the club, adding plenty of ability on the ball and the possibility of drifting away and being more than just a penalty box striker. His absence through injury in the new year caused concerns, but Nketiah stepped up and showed he was more than capable too.
However, in the end it wasn't quite enough as the Gunners missed out on the Premier League title, but the bar was set for them to improve further and get over the line. Fast forward a few games and their title credentials are already being tested, despite being unbeaten.
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