Arsenal ace Alexandre Lacazette admits his side were lucky to beat West Ham in a battling victory this weekend. Arsenal maintained their undefeated record in 2020 and managed to steal all three points at home to a stubborn Hammers side.
Lacazette provided the only goal but admits the visitors were unfortunate to leave the Emirates without any spoils.
“I am happy, obviously, to score that goal for the team, but we won three points today and that was important for us in the table,” Lacazette said.
“It was hard, and a difficult game, we are lucky I think.
“I think they deserved more because they had a lot of chances. Even with the save from Bernd [Leno], it was amazing, but this is football sometimes you don’t win even if you deserve it.”
Arsenal climbed to ninth and moved within five points of the top four ahead of Chelsea’s game with Everton today.
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They are also just a point behind struggling Tottenham and two behind Manchester United ahead of their game with Manchester City.
Lacazette’s goal was his third in four games over the last two weeks.
He had been dropped from the side by Mikel Arteta with Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah impressing.
But he now looks to be among the first picks again after some good form.
“This is my job, to give the manager a big headache because he’s putting together the first 11,” he added.
“I am happy to score today and we won so everything is good.
“I think because we have to play well to get a game. Everybody wants to give their best and normally when everyone does we perform well.”
Arsenal though are still battling to get themselves in the European spots and know that time is running out for a late surge up the table.
Lacazette though insists there is still time left to make an impact.
He said: “It’s too early I think to count the points. We’re going to play and see at the end of the season where we finish.”
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