This was the proverbial game of two halves as Chelsea dominated Arsenal in the first half and should have put the game to bed. Arsenal were the fitter side though and the second half was all Arsenal and it finally paid off in the last minute when Lacazette poked in the equalizer. The French hit man said after the shoot-out win: “Yeah, it was a great finish to the game,”
“I should have scored before when I had the chance but it’s OK, I scored and helped the team to go to the penalties, and we won, so we’re happy.
“The cross [for the equaliser] came to me very fast and with a rebound, so I didn’t know where it was going to be! I put my foot there and it went inside [the goal].
“We took perfect penalties,” he added. “It was not like Atletico, and thank you Petr for another save.”
So Arsenal remain unbeaten as we carry on our preparations for our opening match against Man City. Lacazette is feeling confident about our readiness. “I hope we are getting to 100 per cent,W he said. “the most important thing is to be 100 per cent for the first game day, so we work for that and we hope in 10 days it will be all good,”
“I feel good, I worked a lot since the beginning of July. I have worked and I hope I will be ready.”
We should certainly be a lot fitter than City, and let’s make our superiority tell….