Speaking to France Football, former Lyon manager Remi Garde asserted that there was room for both Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud at Arsenal.
“Olivier and Alexandre are two different players that Arsène needs. The seasons are long and the aims are high for a club like Arsenal. To have these two players at his disposal is not too much, and it is possible to put them both in the same XI. The proof, at Lyon, is that Alex and Bafé (Gomis) played alongside each other at Lyon with me. We got the balance right by playing a diamond midfield. That is something that Arsène could do with these two players. Alex is a player who is sufficiently intelligent to adapt to that, Olivier Giroud too.”