Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette speaks out on losing place to Eddie Nketiah

first_imgArsenal star Alexandre Lacazette speaks out on losing place to Eddie Nketiah Comment Nketiah has progressed quickly this season (Picture: Getty)‘The [ankle] injury hung around longer than I thought and it affected me. ‘Afterwards, I had this period without scoring, so certainly it wasn’t easy for me, but I still learned a lot this season, because mentally it was not easy. ‘The difficulties this season are going to serve me well in the future.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityLacazette has started Arsenal’s last four Premier League games as well as the FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City, but Nketiah continues to provide competition for the 29-year-old.Arteta is a big fan of Nketiah, but Lacazette insists there is no bad blood between him and the English forward. ‘Between me and him, things are very good, there are no problems,’ Lacazette said about Nketiah. ‘We support each other. We know that everyone wants to play and it is the coach who makes the decisions, but between me and him there are no problems.’ Lacazette has struggled for consistency (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette admitted this season has been his toughest at Arsenal after losing his place to Eddie Nketiah.Mikel Arteta dropped the Arsenal striker in favour of 21-year-old Nketiah earlier this season and the Frenchman has had to battle his way back into the starting eleven.Lacazette opened up about his ‘unhappiness’ sitting on the bench and how injuries disrupted his campaign.‘Certainly, it is not nice to be on the bench,’ Lacazette told Canal Plus.ADVERTISEMENT‘At the same time, in my life I have had moments that were a lot more complicated and I did not doubt myself. ‘It wasn’t really doubt, it was more unhappiness, like every player who is on the bench and wants to play.’AdvertisementAdvertisementAsked if it was his toughest season to date in his career, Lacazette said: ‘At Arsenal, yes. Coral BarryWednesday 22 Jul 2020 12:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kSharescenter_img Advertisement Arsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:37FullscreenArsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Tony Adams explains why he was ‘very against’ Arsenal signing Nicolas PepeMORE: Jamie Redknapp presents four point plan to fix Arsenal this summerFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more


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