Alexandre Lacazette’s goal drought continued on Sunday afternoon as Arsenal lost 2-1 away to Bournemouth.

Lacazette has failed to score in nine games now. His last goal was against Manchester United on December 2. Before that, he netted eight in the Premier League and assisted four.

Speaking after Arsenal’s disappointing defeat away to Bournemouth, Petr Cech explained that all strikers go through dry spells and if the 26-year-old continues to work hard, the goals will come.

“At the start of the season, he played well and scored goals, which was really good for his confidence,” said the 35-year-old. “You have games where you don’t score, it happens for every striker and it’s a moment where you have to keep working and hope that the luck changes. He keeps working and I believe that, with his quality, his luck will change.”

It’s not really a massive surprise that Lacazette is struggling for goals. Although he went from netting 37 in 45 appearances for Lyon last season, the France international has moved to a new league in a different country.

He’s never played in the Premier League and therefore isn’t used to the busy festive fixture schedule. It would be unusual if this didn’t effect him.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 03: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Add to this the fact that our entire team, apart from Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil, haven’t been playing cohesively for most of the season and you can see why Lacazette’s not scoring.

He’s simply not getting the service.

Presumably, it’s pretty hard for a striker to score when they’ve not actually got the ball.

As Cech says, I’m sure the goals will come.

Although Arsene Wenger can’t be doing his confidence much good by subbing him off shortly after the 65th minute every game…