Arsene Wenger has admitted that Alexandre Lacazette losing his scoring touch in front of goal was ‘inevitable’ after the striker made it nine games in a row without scoring.
Arsenal fell to a disappointing 2-1 loss at the hands of Bournemouth on Sunday as their underwhelming Premier League season plunged to new lows. Hector Bellerin opened the scoring for the Gunners before Callum Wilson and Jordon Ibe won the game for the hosts.
Bournemouth are now sitting in 13th-place in the league with 24 points, four clear of the relegation zone. Arsenal, on the other hand, are now eight points short of Liverpool in the final Champions League spot.
Their struggles in front of goal were on full display as their forwards barely threatened against Bournemouth. Indeed, Alexandre Lacazette struggled as he found it difficult to get into any dangerous position. He did of course play in a number of passes that threatened to create chances, but these came to nothing.
Lacazette’s struggles in front of goal means that he has now gone nine games in all competitions without a goal. On his struggles, the Daily Mail reported that Arsene Wenger said: “That’s inevitable, that’s what happens when you don’t score. I’m not concerned about the spirit, I’m concerned about the fact where it matters, we’re not dangerous enough, and not sharp enough in our own box”.
Wenger’s words will have also been on the lips of the fans with Arsenal toothless in and around the box. Perhaps bringing in reinforcements in the transfer market is the key to Lacazette rekindling his scoring form