Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette ended a run of nine matches in all competitions without a goal as he scored in the 4-1 win against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
The Gunners’ club-record signing took his place up top despite his barren run of form as the hosts raced into a two-goal lead after just 10 minutes as Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi both found the net.
Arsene Wenger’s men didn’t let up though and after defender Laurent Koscielny had added another three minutes later, Lacazette finally broke his duck in the 22nd minute as he converted Mesut Ozil’s clever back-heel.
It was an impressive first-half display from the hosts but they failed to add any more goals after the break, with their France international striker attempting five shots in total.
Wenger spoke about how the 26-year-old reacted to finally getting a goal after the final whistle, and according to Sky Sports he said: “It had started to play on his mind and was very heavy, so that’s a relief for him.”
Arsenal stayed in sixth but moved to within five points of fourth position with the victory, but the two teams above them – Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool – are yet to play this weekend.
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