Arsenal shareholder reacts to Xhaka's display in 1-0 loss to Tottenham

11 Février, 2018, 07:20 | Auteur: Mathilde Kaplan
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     PROLIFIC Harry Kane has scored 22 goals in 25 appearances this season

Lacazette has that stone-cold-predator element to his game too, but he clearly loves to drop in and link play, feed passes through to runners and involve himself in deeper areas of the pitch too.

Am I surprised? Are we surprised in here of this Arsenal team?

Harry Kane's second half header was enough to separate the sides but Tottenham could have won by a bigger margin on another day.

In 28 appearances in all competitions, Lacazette has managed to score a disappointing nine goals - just under a goal every three games.

"This is what I've come to expect of Arsenal".

Lacazette came to the Premier League with a reputation as one of Europe's most effective strikers, picking up Ligue 1's top goalscorer award in the 2014-15 season with 27 goals. Aaron Ramsey netted his first career hat-trick simply by taking advantage of the front three's passing combinations and arriving in dangerous areas at the right times.

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During BT Sport's match coverage Ferdinand said: "That's the risk you take when you sign two big players in the summer and then in January".

Watch Rio have his say on Lacazette here. After a misjudgement by Davinson Sanchez allowed Lacazette to duck inside and stride clear, he was, despite a tightening angle, one-on-one with an onrushing Hugo Lloris.

The 3-5-2 brings greater tactical stability via a midfield three of Xhaka, Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, but it again leaves Ozil and Mkhitaryan either filling an odd role or sitting out of the team. Arsene Wenger's belief in Lacazette has gone. There were far more detrimental and worrying shortcomings that led to this humiliation.

It's hard to disagree with Ferdinand, who knows from his own experience that you have to rise to the challenge when new players competing for your position enter the dressing room.

The Gunners lost even more ground on the sides above them after losing 1-0 in this afternoon's north London derby.

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