Former Arsenal striker not surprised by Arsenal's title charge

Former Arsenal striker not surprise by Arsenal's title charge

Former Arsenal striker not surprised by Arsenal's title charge

Stephen Oladehinde 19:23 - 03.04.2023

Alexandre Lacazette, a former Arsenal striker, has expressed his joy with his former team's title run and said he is not surprised by the Gunners' remarkable performance this year.

Arteta’s side went eight points clear of Manchester City on Saturday afternoon after defeating Leeds 4-1 with nine more games to go. 

A swift change was made this season after finishing fifth in the league last year after a late-season collapse in which they lost two of their final three games and failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

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Lacazette not surprised by Arsenal’s drastic improvement 

In the summer of 2022, Lacazette signed for Lyon on a free transfer from Arsenal. The Frenchman has praised the development of his old squad and claims that, given the talent of manager Mikel Arteta, he is not surprised.

Lacazette, when asked about his former side's fortunes in an interview with Foot Mercato, said, "Arsenal? I’m not surprised. 

"I worked with the coach so I know how well he works. I’m not surprised by the club’s success, and I’m happy for my former team-mates there."

A trip to Anfield, where they haven't won a league game since 2012, is what Arsenal is focusing on right now. The north Londoners have lost all six of their league matches against Liverpool, scoring only four goals and conceding 22.

But, Jurgen Klopp's team has had a terrible season; they are now in seventh place, 30 points behind  Arsenal. A win for the Gunners will further cement their chance of lifting the trophy come May.

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