Alexandre Lacazette admits he ‘could be happier’ under Arsenal boss Unai Emery

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette admits he ‘could be happier’ under Arsenal boss Unai Emery As usual, Lacazette looked sullen when Emery decided to substitute him (Picture: Getty)‘I do one of the most beautiful jobs in the world, even if I could be even happier.’Lacazette has made 42 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season, but has gone the distance in just 15 of those matches – around a third.He has reportedly been disappointed with how often he has been withdrawn just as games are starting to open up, limiting him to only 13 Premier League goals.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal The Frenchman has frequently been subbed off early this season (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette has hinted that he is still frustrated with his reduced role at Arsenal after being withdrawn early in the Gunners’ Europa League win over Napoli on Thursday night.The French striker, who started alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in an away game for the first time since February, scored the only goal in Naples with a brilliant first-half free-kick.It sealed a 3-0 aggregate win as Arsenal stormed into the semi-finals of the Europa League, where they will now meet manager Unai Emery’s old club Valencia. Lacazette scored Arsenal’s only goal of the night in Naples (Picture: Getty)Lacazette was withdrawn in the 68th minute against Napoli, replaced by Alex Iwobi, and has now only completed 90 minutes in just two of the Gunners’ last 10 matches.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt is a theme that has annoyed the Frenchman throughout Emery’s reign so far, rarely finishing matches, while he didn’t play a single minute against Watford on Monday.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked if he is happy with his current situation, Lacazette pointedly told RMC Sport: ‘I am happy when I play, of course, like any player.‘When I’m on the pitch, of course there is joy. On the field and off, I keep smiling. You have to smile in life. Commentcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Apr 2019 10:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link138Shares Advertisementlast_img

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