Former Gunner gets into the mind of Lacazette after Leeds snub

Alexandre Lacazette was dropped for Arsenals’s game against Leeds United the last time out after leading the line in seven straight league matches.

The Frenchman had a good spell in some of those games as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang battled with off-field and on-field problems.

Arteta surprisingly dropped him for the game against the Whites and started his captain who repaid the faith by netting a hat trick.

It is hard to fault Arteta’s choice right now, particularly as the result spoke for itself, but Perry Groves says Lacazette will not be happy.

He says the Frenchman will feel Leeds United are an easy team to score against and he should be playing against them after being in the team for previous matches.

Groves said on talkSPORT: “As an Arsenal fan, I wouldn’t want him to go. When he’s playing, if it’s not going right, he gets the hook after an hour or 70 minutes.

“He’s played seven games on the spin, Arsenal haven’t been great and then you’re playing against Leeds where you know they concede goals for fun and you get left out. He’ll be looking at that thinking, ‘Do me a favour, this is the game I should be playing in’.”

With his contract running down at the end of next season, Lacazette is playing for his future and he would want to get as many chances as he could get before this campaign ends.

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  1. mahmoud Kamara says:

    Arteta is part of Arsenal problem, Lacazette is one of the best attackers Arsenal as a team have but the manager enjoy keeping him on the beach. Its actually bad.

  2. Val says:

    I call BS

    It was just a rotation, we have 2 big games coming up in Benfica and Man City.

  3. David Pohlman says:

    I agree with you Val. Two big matches coming up. I’ve heard that Manchester City are going to heavily rotate players when they play Arsenal. They will still be very very tough to play on Sunday. In saying that we need our best possible first 11 against Benifia. I’m a Mat Ryan fan being an Australian,, but I believe Leno should get the call up.

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