“He is a complete w****r” – Arsenal fans ‘tired’ of player branded as ‘horrible to watch’ after Brighton defeat

Arsenal fans slam the Frenchman's performance against Brighton
Arsenal fans slam the Frenchman's performance against Brighton
Matthew Guyett

Another Premier League weekend and with it yet another game to forget for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Having been thoroughly disappointing in the Gunners' embarrassing 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace on Monday night, the pressure was on for the Frenchman to deliver against Brighton & Hove Albion.

But the 30-year-old faltered in front of goal as Arsenal were beaten for the second league game in a row. It was an alarming statistic that 10 players had shots for the Gunners, but Lacazette was not one of them.

The striker has managed just one goal since December 24 last year, which is even more shocking and has a tally of four Premier League goals in 25 games this season. Arsenal fans are beginning to lose patience with the former Lyon forward as they reacted angrily to the striker's performance on Twitter.

Here are some of the reactions of fans to the Frenchman's performance:

@jamesbenge AC Milan Giroud is 100times better than Lacazette
@jamesbenge I think he should sit out the next game and allow Nketiah lead the pack.Lacacazette isnt doing enough in the attack.
@jamesbenge Kolo Toure would be more dangerous than him.
@jamesbenge It's like playing with 10 men every week. Horrible to watch really...
i’m tired of watching lacazette
I’m running out of words to describe Lacazette. By far the worst number 9 I’ve ever seen at this club. He is a complete wanker.
Someone please tell me what lacazette offers? He’s done absolutely nothing for the last 4 games…

Alexandre Lacazette falters as Arsenal stumble in the top four race

Lacazette's poor goalscoring form is damaging the Gunners top four credentials
Lacazette's poor goalscoring form is damaging the Gunners top four credentials

Arsenal were in the ascendancy last month in the race for a top-four finish. Having played fewer games than the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, they watched their close rivals miss out on points.

This gave them the opportunity to really stake their claim for UEFA Champions League qualification.

Mikel Arteta's side were in fine form prior to a 2-0 home defeat to Premier League title challengers Liverpool on March 16. The loss seemingly rocked the side as since then they haven't looked like the hugely impressive set-up that has had many touting Arteta as manager of the season.

They have now played just one game less than their fierce rivals Spurs, who are consolidating their place in the top four and are currently beating Aston Villa 4-0.

Arsenal now trail Antonio Conte's men by three points and it feels ever more likely that Spurs will be the ones to claim Champions League football next season.

Monday's defeat to Crystal Palace was worrying. However, many disregarded the loss as perhaps nothing more than a hiccup, expecting the Gunners to beat Brighton on their home turf.

🗣 “Second best in a lot of duels again today.” Mikel Arteta says Arsenal lacked courage in attack today.

But their poor form continued as Brighton made the most of their stagnant defense and put a real dent in their top four hopes.

As for Lacazette, it's the same old story. He lacks the killer instinct vital to any side dreaming of Champions League football.

The French striker does not seem to be the centre-forward who can drive any side harboring top four ambitions, something that the likes of Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo would do.

Lacazette's contract runs out at the end of the season. It seems highly unlikely that the Gunners will be looking to give him an extension based on his performances this season.

Edited by Nived Zenith


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