EPL: Mikel Arteta finally reacts to Lacazette’s poor form


A lot have been said of the poor form of French striker, Alexandre Lacazette over the past few games for Arsenal and it seems it is being addressed by manager Mikel Arteta in training.

Some players are currently in their various national teams as the international break is being observed but a hand of invitation was not extended to the former Lyon striker which makes him remain at the London Colony to intensify training. There wouldn’t have been a better time to work on Alexandre Lacazette’s goal scoring form than now.

Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been carrying the weight of goal scoring for the past seasons but he has been out of form and it is already affecting the team with no other striker and forward player available to help.

However, in a bid to ensure an improvement in the goal scoring aspect of his game, manager Mikel Arteta was seen screaming at Alexandre Lacazette and dishing out instructions.

During a session in one of the trainings with the likes of Joe Willock, Emile Smith Rowe and David Luiz, Mikel Arteta was seen shouting: “Movement, Laca. Movement!”

Interestingly, The Frenchman started the season in fine form, scoring in three consecutive matches before being benched against Sheffield United and since then, he has continued to beg for it.

Following Mikel Arteta’s confession that he is responsible for the team’s poor display, It is expected that he makes good use of the international break to do his part in helping all the team’s strikers to get back to scoring immediately after their return from the international break.

The North London outfit will continue their bid to secure a top four position in the Premier League against Leeds United after the international break is over as they are not close to where they want to be.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.