Friday, 22 February, 2019

Why Arsenal’s 5-1 win is "deceitful", Lacazette

Kristopher Love | 09 October, 2018, 18:39

The midfielder was only on the bench against Fulham, but came on to score a sumptuous backheel from a swift counter-attack, before setting away Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to make it 5-1.

After a hard start to the season, the North Londoners have responded in the right manner and it appears that the post-Arsene Wenger era may not be as gloomy as initially thought.

Aubmeyang, also a sub, scored twice, as did Alexandre Lacazette as the win moved Arsenal into fourth above Tottenham on goals scored, two points off the three way leaders Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Lacazette joined Arsenal last summer for a then-club record fee before that amount was eclipsed in January as fellow forward Aubameyang came in from Borussia Dortmund.

"It is a long season and it is early to speak about the top four. So if he does go, somebody is getting a very good player".

He has contributed to the winning run which has seen Arsenal challenge on all fronts, mere months after the end of Arsene Wenger's 22-year reign at the club.

"I think Arsenal have to do this, they have to make everybody else in the squad know how it's going to be from this day onwards, and that's why the withdrawal of the contract is a big statement from them".

The team spirit is good. "We scored many goals, we were compact, we won the game and the fans are happy as well, so it is ideal".

That record places him above Henry through the same number of games, with an iconic Frenchman having ended his time in north London with 228 efforts to his name. Aaron's had a lot of injuries, but I watched him against Cardiff - and he played the whole game.