Former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has given his opinion on Arsenal’s unexpected title charge this season.
The Gunners currently sit top of the Premier League table, eight points clear of Manchester City with nine games remaining and Alex Lacazette isn’t surprised to see his former side challenging at the top of the table.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal currently have more wins (23 wins) after 29 games, than Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles (22 wins) – that’s how well the Gunners are performing right now. Compare that to last season where Arsenal finished fifth in the league following an end-of-season collapse which saw them drop out of a Champions League spot to rivals Tottenham.
This season just feels different for Arsenal. Every time they’ve had a setback they’ve managed to respond in the right way and with nine games to go the Gunners are aiming to win their first league title in 19 years.
Alex Laczette left North London in the summer to rejoin Lyon in France on a free transfer but the Frenchman has now said that the Gunners drastic improvement this season doesn’t shock him considering the ability of manager Mikel Arteta.
Alex Lacazette on Arsenal when speaking to Foot Mercato:
“Arsenal? I’m not surprised. I worked with the coach so I know how well he works. I’m not surprised by the club’s success, and I’m happy for my former team-mates there.”
Next up for Arsenal is a trip to Anfield, a ground they haven’t won a league match at since 2012, however Granit Xhaka is confident Arsenal now have what it takes to beat Liverpool this weekend and make it eight consecutive wins in a row in the league.
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