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Arsene Wenger says that Alexandre Lacazette will find his goalscoring touch again after the French striker missed two excellent chances late on to rescue a point for the Gunners as they went down 1-0 to Sp*rs last Saturday.
He volleyed a Hector Bellerin cross way over the bar, before getting onto the end of an Alex Iwobi pass in the dying minutes but rather than hit the back of the net his effort rolled agonisingly wide.
The French international’s confidence has taken a hit in recent times, and the Arsenal manager admitted that the recruitment of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might have dented it even further, but backed the 26 year old to find his shooting boots again.
“Maybe his confidence is not at its highest because he has seen a competitor coming in,” he said.
“But, for him, one against one with the keeper, he is still a good goal-scorer. He has gone through difficult periods before.
“He works hard in training, works on his finishing. Did he not touch the ball well? It can happen, it is a fraction of a second. But he created two chances, that is a quality as well.
“He will score goals. He is a goal-scorer, he scored goals in his whole career. He will score again.”
Confidence aside, it’s clear that the former Lyon man is struggling to make an impact at the moment, with just one goal in his last thirteen games.
Let’s hope he can rediscover some form because with Aubameyang cup-tied in Europe, he’s our first choice for those games and the Europa League has become even more important as the top four gets further out of reach.