Sagna defends Arsenal's Lacazette despite just nine goals

‘He is getting kicked for his team-mates… he is amazing’: Bacary Sagna defends Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette despite forward scoring just nine goals

  • Alexandre Lacazette has fallen down the pecking order under boss Mikel Arteta 
  • Arteta had opted for Eddie Nketiah in attack before the suspension of football
  • Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has praised the work of striker Lacazette

Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has defended Alexandre Lacazette despite the forward scoring just nine goals this season.

Lacazette, who has been on the receiving end of some criticism, had been dropped from the starting XI by Gunners boss Mikel Arteta in the weeks prior to the suspension of football.

Arteta had opted for 20-year-old forward Eddie Nketiah in attack, but Sagna has hailed the work of Lacazette.

Alexandre Lacazette has fallen down the pecking order under Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has defended striker Lacazette despite a lack of goals

‘Laca is vital. He is the type of player who gives everything for the team,’ he told Goal

‘The way he holds the ball, the way he fights for the ball, the way he presses the defence. This is invisible work that not everyone will see. But for Arsenal’s system and the way they want to play, he is amazing.

‘He is getting kicked for his team-mates and this is why, for me, he is vital to the Arsenal system.’ 

In Arsenal’s last match before the postponement of the season due to the coronavirus, Lacazette scored the winning goal against West Ham after coming on as a substitute.

In 26 appearances during the 2019-20 campaign the France international has netted nine goals and supplied three assists.

In Arsenal’s last match before the postponement of the season Lacazette scored the winner




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