Alexandre Lacazette took to Instagram to post a picture of the cut on his leg he received after facing Stoke City for the second time.
Lacazette famously scored against Stoke in the second match of the season, which Arsenal lost 1-0, but was flagged offside for the most minimal of infractions.
Against the Potters at Ashburton Grove on Sunday, his goal from the penalty spot stood but it was the mark on his leg that made the biggest impression on the Frenchman.
Seriously can't wait for Stoke to get relegated pic.twitter.com/bhttx6Z1hJ
— Anita (@arsenaloFka) April 1, 2018
The Daily Mail, however, were not impressed with Laca’s war wounds, referring to it as a ‘scratch’. While it’s certainly nothing serious, the bruising around the cut clearly shows the force with which he was hit.
It’s not clear if this came from Joe Allen’s ridiculous challenge on Lacazette, but the Daily Mail fail to even reference it.
Joe Allen gets nutmegged by Lacazette. Allen then maliciously slide tackles Laca from behind. I hate players that get worked up when they get outplayed. Get better instead.
— Juan Pereyda (@Jpereyda20) April 1, 2018
Lacazette tried to nutmeg Joe Allen and then Joe Allen tried to do a Mortal Combat tackle on him, but those are the rules.
— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) April 1, 2018
Ridiculous tackle attempt by Joe Allen. Clearly looking to take Lacazette out. Will enjoy watching Stoke go down. #ARSSTK
— Kyle Bryant (@KyleBryant00) April 1, 2018
That Joe Allen tackle on Lacazette is a disgrace to football.
— The 2Ö21 Man (@_The12thMan) April 1, 2018
5 mins to go, game over as a contest and Joe Allen does this just because Lacazette turns him inside out, but not a word from the pundits, just imagine if Xhaka had this to one of their players? It would be all they would have discussed and I bet he would have got a red
— steven hilleard (@StevenHilleard) April 2, 2018