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Alexandre Lacazette sends transfer message to Arsenal board after Mikel Arteta tactical decision

Alex Lacazette celebrating his winning goal with Bukayo Saka

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Alexandre Lacazette has praised Mikel Arteta’s tactical change which has inspired the club’s recent form but added that his side is “lack” attacking players.

Gunners have marked the worst start in their Premier League history, however, Arteta’s decision to switch from his favoured 3-4-3 formation to a 4-3-3 helped his team to secure a 3 -1 win over Chelsea.

Ahead of Arsenal’s game against West Brom on Saturday, Lacazette admitted that they “lacked attacking players”, but hailed Arteta’s tactical shift.

“The coach puts me as a No.9, but more with a role to play for my team-mates and challenge a lot,” he told RMC.

“It is not really a 10’s position, nor an old-fashioned No.9 that has to stay ahead and score goals.

“He knows my qualities and knows that I like to play short and help my team-mates with the development of play.

“Now we’re four behind and three midfielders. It’s much easier, because before we lacked attacking players.

“This tactical change is also good for us…”

Then he added: “It never happened to me. After the match, I was told that I had scored after 21 seconds.

“I was a little surprised, but it’s true that everything went quickly.

“When the team lost confidence, it was also my case. I had few situations in match, only one per game. I had to make it happen, and that’s what I didn’t do.

“In the game, it was not exceptional either. Since then, we have regained confidence, me too with the matches of Europa League who helped me.”

Source: Football London 

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