Earlier this week ex-Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 26, signed for Arsenal in a club-record £53million.
The French international’s arrival to the Premier League is no doubt fantastic news for the club, who are getting a pacey, lethal finishing forward, but it’s not just fantastic news for the Gunners, but also millions of FIFA 18 Ultimate Team players.
“Surely we all love watching great players play for great teams in a great league. But given the FUT (FIFA Ultimate Team) chemistry system, having stars of the same country of origin/international representation are a big coup, too.” explains Futhead.com
Just a few of the games best French Premier League stars who will no doubt benefit from Lacazette’s signing and improved chemistry is Paul Pogba, N’golo Kante and Anthony Martial to name but a few.
This isn’t even taking into consideration fellow Arsenal teammate Olivier Giroud, who, if partnered with up front could create a deadly combination with great chemistry.
And should Arsenal manage to land French Monaco winger Thomas Lemar as well, there are even more, quality possibilities.
Better still, should FIFA continue with their new Ones to Watch items, Lacazette is one name we’d expect to see and immediately the sort of player worth having from the start, even if Futhead believes he could be “quite pricy”.
“With Lacazette likely Arsenal’s main goal-scoring threat and potentially on the receiving end of many a perfectly threaded Mesut Özil through balls, given his recent Team of the Week track record, it’s safe to assume some black-and-gold Premier League upgraded items will be in his not-too-distant future.”
The news follows on from Friday evening when the FIFA 17 Twitter feed officially revealed the game’s first FUTTIES end of an era legend cards to mark a fond farewell to two players set to retire.
The announcement includes a 96 rated Francesco Totti CF and a 90 rated RW Dirk Kuyt, both of whom can be obtained in FIFA 17 by completing a special SBC (Squad building challenge).
In addition, the games first nomination SBC’s are also available, with fans able to vote for their CB, which includes Manchester United’s Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Barcelona’s CB Sam Umtiti.
As previously mentioned, the only way to vote for your favourite is by completing each players SBC’s in the game.
Lastly, EA Sports also announced four new marquee transfer cards which are available in SBC’s and packs, including Arsenal’s new forward Alexandre Lacazette, Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah, City’s new winger Bernardo Silva and finally Bayern Munich’s new CM Corentin Tolisso.
Take a look at their new and improved stats in the gallery above.
The FUTTIES event lasts six weeks from Friday, July 7 through to Friday, August 18 and will act as the game’s final celebration before EA Sports turn their attention to FIFA 18 released on September 26.
FIFA 18 – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Watch it above and find out new information about the game below, courtesy of the FIFA 18 website.
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To deliver innovation in FIFA 18, Cristiano Ronaldo’s data was recently recorded during a training session at a mobile EA Capture studio in Madrid. Data capture of Ronaldo’s acceleration, run cadence, skills, and shooting technique were all recorded to bring veracity to his likeness and personality in FIFA 18. His data also informed important gameplay elements including fluidity, player responsiveness and explosiveness.
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The Best of the Best are coming to FIFA 18 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. More details on ICONS to be revealed soon.
Ronaldo Nazario: Explosive pace, lethal finishing and dazzling skill. Legendary Brazilian Striker and two-time FIFA World Cup winner Ronaldo Nazário headlines FUT ICONS.
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