Arsenal Striker Alexandre Lacazette Not Counting On Title Miracle

Annette Crawford
December 14, 2017

Only once in Premier League history have Arsenal claimed fewer than nine points from their first nine away games of a season. The Emirates club qualified for the Europa League after finishing fifth and have made it to the knockout stages of the Europe's second tier club competition.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal goes down after clashing with Charlie Austin of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on December 9, 2017 in Southampton, England.

The Gunners are now seventh in the table with 30 points after 17 games, one point behind fourth place Tottenham Hotspur and 19 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Lacazette is the latest in a long line of French footballers to play under compatriot Arsene Wenger at Arsenal after joining from Lyon in the summer for a reported £46.5 million.

"It would be really complicated to win it at this point", he responded to a question about a title challenge.

"City would need to lose a lot of games and we know their record".

"Champions League is looking now like it's not going to happen for Arsene Wenger, and the questions will come again - is he going to be there next season or not?"

"If it doesn't get much better for him then at the end of the season he has to hold his hands up and say: 'Maybe I'm not the man to take this club forward, '" Keown added.

"I had spoken about it a lot for many years with Francis Coquelin but it was really all about that meeting with the coach".

"I benefit from his experience on a daily basis, especially his past and how he has worked with various strikers". That will look after itself and when it's the right time, I'm sure the boss will pull me so we can have a chat.

Jack Wilshere is no closer to signing a new Arsenal contract despite making his first Premier League start of the season on Wednesday. The Frenchman has netted eight times so far this season, and more goals seem to be on the horizon.

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