Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira, and Alexandre Lacazette all made Garth Crooks’ BBC Team of the Week after their stellar displays against Fulham on Sunday.

The trio were part of an Arsenal team that scored five to take them up to fourth in the table on the back of their ninth straight win in all competitions. They are now above Tottenham on goal difference and just two points off Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea who all top the table with 20.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Arsenal FC at Craven Cottage on October 7, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Speaking last week Crooks said that he thought Unai Emery knew what he was doing (shocking, huh?) and this week he adds, “So the Unai Emery revolution continues. I said last week that the new manager is going to get it right at the Emirates. The Gunners didn’t even have their best player on show against Fulham.

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“With Mesut Ozil out with a back injury, Arsenal still shifted the ball around Craven Cottage as though they had the entire freedom of Hammersmith and Fulham. Hector Bellerin was right in the heart of the action and looks like he is back to his attacking best.”

About Torreira, Crooks said, “He might have been the smallest man on the field but that didn’t stop the Uruguay international from being the most dynamic individual against Fulham. Torreira is having a massive impact on the Arsenal team and an even bigger one on Arsenal fans. They love him.”


As for Lacazette, who scored his 4th and 5th goals of the season, Crooks said, “He’s in a fantastic vein of form at the moment and scoring some fabulous goals. Give this lad a sniff of goal and it’s in the back of the net. He’s putting them away like a kid eating Smarties.


“What a difference a few weeks makes, along with an injection of confidence. It’s not that long ago that Lacazette couldn’t get into the Arsenal starting XI and questions were being raised about his future at the club. No one is asking those questions anymore.”

The Daily Mail also included Torreira and Lacazette in their Team of the Weekend:

Daily Mail 8 October 2018