Alexandre Lacazette told French media that games like the insane affair we witnessed on Friday night between Arsenal and Liverpool were the reason he came to the Premier League.

Although the Frenchman could not get in on the scoring shenanigans, his performance was one that sparred him the wrath of fans who had more shambolic players to roast.

“With one action we put ourselves in the problems,” Laca told RMC, presumably referring to that one action Arsenal like to do a a lot – slip.

Mesut Ozil of Arsenal (R) celebrates as he scores their third goal with Granit Xhaka and Alexandre Lacazette during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Mesut Ozil celebrates as he scores Arsenal’s third goal with Granit Xhaka and Alexandre Lacazette (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“Crazy games like that, that’s why I came.

“It was a good game but it’s a pity we did not have a better deal in the first half.

“We were in the game but all we needed was an action where we get into trouble.”

Google translate at its finest there.

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal is injured during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Alexandre Lacazette is injured during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2017 (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

I guess what Lacazette is saying is that no matter what Arsenal do at his end, all we need is one slip, one mistake, and the whole house of cards comes tumbling down.

To be fair, Arsenal could have crumbled when they conceded the second and we know from painful experience in the past how easy it is for them to do that.

But they didn’t. They pulled themselves together, for five minutes at least, and hit three quick-fire goals to take the lead.

Of course, playing well for five minutes every 90 isn’t the best strategy to win games.

But, you know, we didn’t go on to lose this one 6-0, so baby steps…

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