‘Most overrated player in the league, Sell him!’: Some fans attack Arsenal star
It appears as though several Arsenal supporters were not pleased with the display from the man who was leading the team’s attack in the absence of Aubameyang on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta was hoping to see his side secure a rare win this weekend, after failing to keep hold of their lead in their previous Premier League fixture away to Crystal Palace.
In that 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park, the Gunners opened the scoring courtesy of a goal from Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, who was sent off later in the second half.
With the Gabon star being suspended for three games, Arteta decided to keep Alexandre Lacazette as his main frontman against a Sheffield United side who had one of the best defensive records in the league so far this season.
Even though Lacazette’s high work-rate has been lauded in recent weeks, the Frenchman is desperately short of goals and after being withdrawn in the second half of the game on Saturday, several fans took to Twitter to criticize him…
Lacazette is the most overrated player in the league. Sell him!
— William Srutcher (@SumtinClat) January 19, 2020
I’ve been done with Lacazette for a while, but today was a new level. He’s abysmal. Barely moves. The “he works so hard” is a complete myth. He’ll occasionally tackle somebody in his own half (where he shouldn’t be) and idiots lap it up. Final straw today.
— Be Well (@SkipperAFC) January 18, 2020
I hope Lacazette doesn't break Giroud's record of 11 consecutive games without a goal.
He's on his 7th game so far.
— Football Nomad (@FootbalNomad) January 18, 2020
Lacazette has played under 4 manager here at Arsenal and none of them fancy playing him for full 90. Mediocre stamina levels.
— Quícksílver (@DashOfBellerin) January 18, 2020
I'm tired of watching Lacazette play back to goal. Tired of him being spared because he is 'supposedly' holding up play. He does nothing special.
A clinical CF is what I want not a Sumo wrestler.
Score for me abeg not a shielding competition!
— 'Dayo (@_Paash_) January 18, 2020