Arsenal’s pursuit of a top four position in the English Premier League took another blow on Sunday after bottom half Bournemouth defeated them 2-1.
With rivals Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea all picking up points this weekend, it was vital for the Gunners to win away to Eddie Howe’s side but had to return home empty handed.
Arsenal took the lead in the match thanks to Hector Bellerin, but Jordan Ibe and Callum Wilson turned things around in a four minute spell that shocked Arsene Wenger’s side.
Part of their problems in recent weeks has been the lack of goals from big summer signing Alexandre Lacazette, who hasn’t scored in his last nine appearances, the last coming at the start of December against Manchester United.
However, supporters aren’t blaming the Frenchman for the drought, instead taking aim at the players tasked with producing creativity and providing the striker with chances.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the situation…
Dont blame Alexandre #Lacazette. What do you expect when he's surrounded by Alex #Iwobi & Danny #Welbeck. He was promised #Alexis #Sanchez & Mest #Ozil. He's world-class & needs a great team & manager to excel. Arsene #Wenger is finished. 💯 #WengerOut #BOUARS #AFC #Arsenal #COYG https://t.co/Komr1BSx1B
— Ryan Colaço (@Ryan_Colaco) January 14, 2018
Wasn't sure about Lacazette at first, but he's shown glimpses that he can be a real top class striker for #AFC. But can't help but thinking he's joined the club at the worst possible time.
— Shane (@ShaneyMR) January 14, 2018
— Paris Prepis (@ParisPrepis05) January 14, 2018
All fans blame lacazette because he not scoring but how he can without playmaker!!! #AFC
— Eibor (@HemaMoUniRian1) January 14, 2018
I feel for Lacazette. I really like him. He was probably promised the world by AW; Sanchez and Özil staying, Champions League football, compete in the league and continue to buy top players. He's got none of that. The team don't even play to his strengths. #Afc
— Stephen Larkin (@StephenFLarkin) January 14, 2018
I’m not hearing none of that Lacazette slander on the TL, what do you expect when neither Welbeck or Iwobi are capable of playing in a single decent ball to him #AFC
— ncasmall (@ncasmall) January 14, 2018
Lacazette might have regretted already for joining us
Nothing at all for him to feed on the entire 90mins#Afc
— Adjei Mensah (@AdjeiMensah4) January 14, 2018
Poor Lacazette gets no service whatsoever and he’s been blamed for not scoring! #AFC
— TK ✌ (@Vivarsenal) January 14, 2018
I feel so bad for Lacazette. Hasn't had a decent shot all game. This is not a team our record breaking signing should be playing with. #AFC
— Rocco (@r_calarco1) January 14, 2018
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