Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal with plenty of promise due to his scintillating displays in front of goal for Lyon.
The forward moved to the Emirates last summer with a history of more than 100 goals for the French outfit.
Unfortunately for the attacker, he has not yet replicated the form that earned him a move to the Premier League.
In fact, since securing the transfer, Lacazette has found the back of the net 10 times in 27 top-flight matches and has created three assists in that period.
The Frenchman has rarely finished a game, though, having completed 90 minutes just four times in his last 10 appearances for the Gunners.
With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining the North London outfit from Borussia Dortmund in January, Lacazette’s game time has been limited even further.
In the Europa League, though, the Gabon international is ineligible having already featured for Dortmund in the second tiered European competition this season.
With that in mind, Arsenal fans have made it clear that they want to see Lacazette in the first XI against CSKA Moscow later this evening at the Emirates.
Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that the forward is fit for the encounter, but has not revealed whether he will be in the starting lineup.
“Lacazette is ready to start, yes. I have not decided yet if he will or not, but he’s available and ready to start” pic.twitter.com/o47UuDvzVO
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 4, 2018
One thing is for sure, though, Arsenal supporters desperately do not want Danny Welbeck to be given the nod.
He hasn’t DECIDED?! Are you crazy? If he chooses Fellbeck over Lacazette he has to leave!!!!
— Lachie Cornish (@LachieC17) April 4, 2018
Don't even try it, Wenger. Laca starts or you face consequences ??
— Basil (@basilabia) April 4, 2018
Oh god. Don't tell me you'd rather start Welbeck than Laca?
— Anshul (@AnshulKaria) April 4, 2018
Then he wonders why laca confidence is low. He should say of "course he is gonna start i believe he can win us the game" but it's wenger what do I expect..
— Jorge Antonio (@medina793) April 4, 2018
Start him instead of welbeck
— WessLee (@wesstome) April 4, 2018
When Welbeck starts… pic.twitter.com/PDkqm5l0AT
— Ignacio Monreal Club de Fútbol (@agamahadirga) April 4, 2018
Of course he will start from bench.
— GoonerIan Totti (@AldriyanR) April 4, 2018
He's starting Welbeck, isn't he?
— Frosty (@AFCFrost) April 4, 2018