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The top scoring Frenchman of 2017 might surprise you

With 30 goals this year Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is the top scoring Frenchman of 2017

Oh to be a French fan at the moment.

Having sat through two 0-0 draws in which it looked like England could have played all week without scoring, we’re a little bit envious of France’s attacking options.

Les Bleus can call upon Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Anthony Martial, Nabil Fekir, Olivier Giroud and Kevin Gameiro up front, with Kingsley Coman, Thomas Lemar and, when fit, Ousmane Dembele supplying the ammunition.

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You sure you’re not English?

We could keep on going, but we don’t want to bore you.

But if we asked you to name the top scoring French player in 2017, who would you go for?

Well, Arsenal fans, here’s a nice little surprise for you. It’s Alexandre Lacazette.

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Do they line up in height order?

Lacazette is leading the race with 30 goals this year, three ahead of PSG’s Mbappe.

His latest two strikes came in France’s 2-2 draw against Germany last night in which Lars Stindl scored a late equaliser.

It was a welcome return to the goals as Lacazette had only scored once in his previous 15 France caps.

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The 26-year-old was left on the bench for Arsenal’s last game, against Man City, although he came on to score.

So will Arsene Wenger hand him a start in the north London derby?

Given Alex Iwobi also scored twice on international duty, he’ll probably give him a run out and wait until Arsenal are 3-0 down to throw Lacazette on.