Alexandre Lacazette scored twice to give Arsenal third win in a row by beating West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium.
In the first half of Arsenal’s 2-0 home encounter, their performance showed lack of quality as they failed to create scoring chances. West Brom on the other hand, strategically caused the Gunners’ problems as the Baggies restrained the hosts from producing goals.
But the Gunners have a timely breakthrough as France striker Lacazette headed into an open net at the 20th minute after West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster had tipped off Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick. This gave Arsene Wenger’s side the lead.
Few minutes after the break, Arsenal were given a spot-kick after the foul of Allan Nyom who barged over Aaron Ramsey close to the byeline. Lacazette then stepped up to take the ball and powerfully slot home.
In the post-match interview, Wenger said, “They pushed us very hard, especially in the first half. They disturbed our build-up and played a very dangerous and direct game. In the second half I felt we controlled the game and did not give anything away.”
As for Lacazette’s performance, “He gets stronger in every game. Good first touch and movement. He is young and just arrived in England. The physical demands are very high,” Wenger delightedly expressed after his side remained undefeated for four successive matches.
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