Several Arsenal supporters have expressed their disappointment over the form of the man who was leading the team’s attack in the draw against Burnley on Sunday.
With rivals Manchester United and Wolves both dropping points on Saturday, Arsenal actually had a chance to make up some ground on the teams above them in the table with a win at Turf Moor.
Mikel Arteta made a few changes to his starting eleven for Sunday but in the key areas of the line-up, the Arsenal manager retained the same names from the draw away to Chelsea.
Keeping his place in the team was Alexandre Lacazette, a player yet to score a goal in nearly two months after a worrying run of games without any goals.
The Frenchman, who was leading the Arsenal attack even with Aubameyang back in the team, could not help the Gunners unlock Burnley’s defence on another dry afternoon.
After watching Arsenal draw 0-0 without Lacazette making much of a difference, some fans took to Twitter to attack the striker…
Lacazette's link up play, which is supposedly why he stays in the team, has been a disaster today. He's just really really bad at the moment.
— SamW (@SamW_AFC) February 2, 2020
Had enough of us accommodating Lacazette, this is Arsenal Football Club not the Premier Inn. Don't give me this link up/work hard nonsense he's been terrible this season end of. 670 days without an away goal vs a current Premier League side. Not good enough end of story👍
— Gally ™ (@AFCGally) February 2, 2020
Lacazette 9 games without a goal for Arsenal. Giroud shaking as we speak.
— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) February 2, 2020
Even if you ignore how crap Lacazette is, we’ve shifted the entire front three to accommodate him. Martinelli isn’t as good on the right and Aubameyang isn’t as good on the left, all to accommodate a man who can’t score. It’s ridiculous.
— Be Well (@SkipperAFC) February 2, 2020
I think Arteta is the right man long term but his Lacazette fetish and poor decision making when it comes to subs is a concern.
— David (@Gooner_66) February 2, 2020
If Arsenal want to be a serious side, Lacazette shouldn't be starting in away games. We are literally playing 2 of our best strikers on the flanks just to accommodate him. Really unbalances the team. No away PL goal in almost a year. That is not acceptable at this level.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) February 2, 2020