Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said that Alexandre Lacazette looked “sharp and aggressive” against Leicester City tonight, as quoted in Football.London.
However, Arteta has pointed out that Lacazette had the chance to score at the Emirates Stadium, but the France international could not do so.
The Spaniard was referring to the 29-year-old striker missing a sitter from just five yards out, as Leicester got the better of the Gunners 1-0 in the Premier League game.
Football.London quotes Arteta as saying about Lacazette: “The strikers need goals and he looked sharp and aggressive in his play. He had the opportunity to score the goal but he didn’t.”
How did Alexandre Lacazette play against Leicester City?
Lacazette had a goal controversially ruled out, but the former Lyon star should have scored with a very good chance from just yards out.
Although the Frenchman worked hard and dropped deep at times, he did not have a great game on a personal level.
According to WhoScored, against the Foxes tonight, the 29-year-old took two shots of which one was on target, played two key passes, had a pass accuracy of 85.7%, won two headers, took 31 touches, and made one interception.
So far this season, Lacazette has scored three goals in five Premier League matches and has played 84 minutes in the Europa League for the Gunners, according to WhoScored.
Disappointing performance from Arsenal
Arsenal did control the match at the start, but Leicester grew into the game and perhaps deservedly picked up all three points.
Jamie Vardy came on as a substitute on the hour mark and scored the only goal of the encounter 20 minutes later.
Arsenal failed to cope with Vardy’s pace and movement, as the English striker scored his 11th Premier League goal against the Gunners.
Arteta’s side will return to action on Thursday evening when they take on Dundalk at the Emirates Stadium in Europa League Group B.
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