French striker Alexandre Lacazette has emerged as the top scorer in Ligue 1, ahead of football superstars Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. The former Arsenal forward scored four goals in Lyon’s 5-4 victory over Montpellier on Sunday, May 7, including a winner in the tenth minute of second-half stoppage time. Fans took to Twitter to express their amazement at the game’s extraordinary turn of events. Remarkably, Lacazette wasn’t the only player to score four goals in the match, as Elye Wahi scored a poker for Montpellier, while Croatian defender Dejan Lovren scored Lyon’s third goal in the 70th minute.
Lyon is currently seventh in the Ligue 1 table with 56 points from 34 matches. Lacazette has scored 24 goals in the league, making him the top scorer, with Mbappe following closely behind with 23 goals. Messi is also in the top 10 with 15 goals. During his time in London, Lacazette made 206 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 71 goals and providing 36 assists. He formed a formidable strike partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and won the 2020 FA Cup with the Gunners before making a return to Lyon last summer. Fans were stunned by his heroics, with one tweeting, “Lacazette outscoring Messi and Mbappe in Uber Eats.”
Several other Twitter users expressed their surprise at Lacazette’s performance, with one user writing, “No idea what’s going on in Ligue 1, but how tf is Lacazette about to catch up to Mbappe for the golden boot?! 22 goals for the season, 1 off Mbappe, who could’ve possibly seen that coming?” Another user wrote, “We have Lacazette that bagged just 4 in PL last season hitting 25 ligue 1 goals this season, the same league that someone’s GOAT still hasn’t hit 20 goals in 2 years.”
Despite Lacazette’s departure last summer, Arsenal has managed to maintain a strong position in the Premier League. The Gunners are currently in second place with 81 points from 35 games. They defeated Newcastle United 2-0 in their most recent league game. Arsenal brought in Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City to lead the line after Lacazette’s departure. The Brazilian forward has been a crucial player for the team this season, scoring 10 goals and providing seven assists in 30 games across competitions.
In conclusion, Lacazette’s four-goal haul has made him the top scorer in Ligue 1, ahead of Messi and Mbappe. The Frenchman’s performance has earned him widespread praise from fans and pundits alike. Despite his departure from Arsenal, the Gunners have managed to maintain a strong position in the Premier League, thanks in part to the contributions of Gabriel Jesus.