Former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is currently the top scorer in Ligue 1, ahead of stars like Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. The Frenchman scored four goals in Lyon’s 5-4 win over Montpellier on Sunday 7 May, including one in the 10th minute of second-half stoppage time. Fans reacted on Twitter as they watched the unusual match unfold.

Remarkably, Lacazette was not the only player to score four goals in the match as Elye Wahi scored the poker for Montpellier. Croatian defender Diane Lovren scored Lyon’s third goal in the 70th minute.

Lyon is now seventh in the Ligue 1 table with 56 points from 34 matches. Lacazette is currently the top scorer in the league with 24 goals to his name. Mbappe ranks second on the list with 23 goals. Messi is also among the top ten with 15.

Lacazette made 206 appearances for Arsenal during his time in London, scoring 71 goals and providing 36 assists. He formed a formidable strike partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Lacazette won the 2020 FA Cup with Arsenal before returning to Lyon last summer.

Fans were stunned by his heroics. Someone wrote on Twitter:

“Lacazette beats Messi and Mbappe in Uber Eats”.

Post wrote:

“Lacazette’s top scorer in the Mbappe League… This is the end.”

Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter following Alexandre Lacazette’s four goals:

Lacazette’s top scorer in the Mbappe League… This is the end

I have no idea what’s going on in Ligue 1, but how close is Lacazette to catching Mbappe for the Golden Boot?! 22 goals for the season, one short of Mbappe, who could have seen that coming?

Arsenal destroy Newcastle and Lacazette scored four goals? what a beautiful day!

LACAZETTE has supremacy in MBAPPE as the top scorer in LIGUE 1 😭😭

We have Lacazette who only got 4 in the PL last season scoring 25 goals in Ligue 1 this season, the same league no player has scored beyond 20 goals in two years 😭

Lacazette is ahead of Prime Mbappe in Ligue 1

@tweet Lacazette beats Messi and Mbappe in Uber Eats 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Arsenal replaced Alexandre Lacazette with Gabriel Jesus

After the departure of Alexandre Lacazette last summer, Arsenal brought in Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City to lead the line.

The Brazilian striker has been a crucial player for the team this season. However, he missed a large part of the season after suffering an injury during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Jesus has scored 10 goals and provided seven assists in 30 matches across competitions for Arsenal.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are currently second in the Premier League with 81 points from 35 games. They defeated Newcastle United 2-0 in their last league match.

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