Kieran Tierney has called Alexandre Lacazette ‘absolutely massive’ in an interview about the current club captain following Arsenal’s win over Wolves on Thursday.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24:  Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates their sides second goal with team mate Nicolas Pepe during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on February 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates their sides second goal with team mate Nicolas Pepe during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on February 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Although the powers that be are putting Alexandre Lacazette’s goal down as an OG, to Mikel Arteta and everyone connected with Arsenal, it will still be Lacazette’s goal even if it doesn’t increase his tally from three Premier League goals of the season.

Being a striker, that’s the number most people focus on, but Lacazette’s role in this Arsenal side is a far less selfish one.

Asked how important Lacazette is to this Arsenal team, Tierney replied, “Absolutely massive.

“The work that he puts in, that people don’t see, people don’t recognise away from the football club, is massive.

“It helps all the young boys, it helps everyone in the team. You can trust him. He’s the captain and he’s just an amazing guy as well.”

After the game, Mikel Arteta was keen to state that he believes Lacazette is playing like someone who wants to remain at the club after his contract expires at the end of the season.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen at the end of the season,” Arteta said.

“We don’t have contracts that run for 20 years, it’s part of our job.

“He behaves like someone who wants to stay with us. I can only praise him and try to help him as much as possible.

“For me it’s Lacazette’s goal.”

Tierney was also asked about Ruben Neves’ comments about Arsenal celebrating.

Alexandre Lacazette on Instagram trolling Wolves and Ruben Neves
Alexandre Lacazette on Instagram trolling Wolves and Ruben Neves

“Obviously everyone knows the comments that were made,” added Tierney.

“So we knew they were going to come out and try to beat us, and get their revenge.

“But we stood up to that challenge. They had a good start and got the goal they needed and wanted. But after that we controlled most of the game.”

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