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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reckons that Alexandre Lacazette may have lost confidence following the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January.
Aubameyang arrived from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £56million in the January transfer window and scored on his debut in the Gunners’ 5-1 victory over Everton.
Lacazette has been at the Emirates Stadium since July now after moving from Lyon and he came under fire at the weekend when he missed two late chances in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham.
The Frenchman’s scoring return has been relatively low with just nine goals in 29 matches in all competitions.
And Wenger claims that his confidence “is not at its highest” following the arrival of Aubameyang.
“For him, one against one with the goalkeeper, he is a good goalscorer,” Wenger said.
“He has gone through difficult periods before. He works hard in training, works on his finishing.
“I don’t know what happened, did he not touch the ball well? It can happen, it is a fraction of a second.
“Maybe the confidence is not at its highest because he has seen a competitor coming in for him.”