LACA-ZERO: Stats show Lacazette might win nothing this season
Alexandre Lacazette's club-record arrival at Arsenal was greeted with much jubilation among the Gunners faithful back in July.
The striker scored 129 goals in 275 appearances for Lyon before he completed an all-time record £52m switch to north London and hopes were high, that he could be the man to help fire Arsenal to silverware success.
Those claims may have been a bit preemptive before the Gunners' inconsistent start to the season, but if research conducted by ?Bonus Code Bets is anything to go by, indeed, Lacazette's chances of landing any trophies in his maiden campaign in England are extremely slim in the extreme:
As the table above reveals, only one club-record buy out of the last six - Mesut Ozil in the summer of 2013 - has gone on to lift a cup in their first campaign with Arsene Wenger's men.
Not even club legends Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry managed that feat, and prove that Lacazette may be waiting at least 12 months before getting his hands on a trophy with his new team.
Granted, Ozil has shown that there are exceptions to the norm with his FA Cup triumph three seasons ago. However, by totting up all of the chances that Arsenal had to secure a trophy - 24 times in those six seasons above - one cup win out of 24 attempts registers at a terrible success rate of just 4.16%.
There are arguments to be made against the statistics on show, of course. Fans will, perhaps rightly, point that new players needing time to bed in at their new club before they secure any silverware.
Clive Allen and Andrey Arshavin aside, all eight of Arsenal's all-time biggest cash outlays have all gone on to win something in their time with the Gunners so there is no reason to suspect that Lacazette won't do likewise at some point.