Arsenal fans have turned on Alexandre Lacazette after his 25 minutes on the pitch against Spurs.

The France international seems to have been skating on thin ice since his move from Lyon in the summer. There was always going to be pressure on him since he was, at the time, Arsenal’s record signing but his confidence now seems to be at rock bottom.

From the get-go, he struggled to play a full 90 minutes and despite scoring nine Premier League goals and providing four assists, Arsene Wenger has dropped him in favour of new striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal reacts following a missed chance during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
(Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Laca’s confidence is in the toilet and it shows. The 26-year-old came on in the 65th minute against Tottenham and managed to get two late shots away in the final few minutes. A goal would have put Arsenal on level terms in order to nick a point after a terrible second half performance overall.

Unfortunately, his shots were terrible with one glancing off his foot into row-Z and the other rolling inches wide of the post.

He did complete three out of three passes though…

Granted, he should have done better.

The guy was £52m. And I’m not going to make excuses for him. No matter how downtrodden he’s feeling, he’s a professional and he should be performing as soon as he gets the chance to play.

On the other hand, I find Arsenal fans’ tendency to suddenly switch on players when results aren’t going their way pretty annoying.

Criticise him, sure, but the amount of abuse I’m seeing towards the guy on Twitter is horrendous.