Alexandre Lacazette not happy with ‘naive’ Arsenal players after Sheffield United draw

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Alexandre Lacazette tells ‘naive’ Arsenal teammates they need to be ‘nastier’ after Sheffield United draw The French striker was disappointed to drop points late on against the Blades (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette says Arsenal are too ‘naive’ and need to find their ruthless side quickly after forfeiting another lead in Saturday’s Premier League draw with Sheffield United.The Gunners went ahead on the stroke of half-time at the Emirates through Gabriel Martinelli but, despite dominating the match for large periods, were pegged back by John Fleck’s 83rd-minute strike.Arsenal also gave up leads against Crystal Palace and Chelsea recently – with the Blues scoring two late goals – and Lacazette didn’t hold anything back as he criticised the team’s mentality. Fleck struck late as Arsenal were denied all three points on Saturday (Picture: Getty)‘They were not very dangerous but this match summarises how we are this season. We are winning the match but don’t get it over the line,’ Lacazette told RMC Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We are quite naive at the moment. We need to be nastier and more consistent in the 90th to 93rd minutes of matches.‘Especially when we can do better than this. We have the players required. It is a shame.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalSpeaking about the result, and conceding another late goal, head coach Mikel Arteta said: ‘I’m very disappointed today. I think the performance deserved three points and we lost two points.‘In the Premier League if you don’t put the game to bed in the last 10-15 minutes, these types of teams just need a long ball, second ball or set piece and you can give the points away.’center_img Arteta was very disappointed to drop more points at home (Picture: Getty)Asked whether he has to correct issues from the previous regime, Arteta continued: ‘I don’t know. What was done before, they tried to do their best possible thing. I inherited a team in a difficult situation that was trying to improve as much as possible but I don’t know.‘In the second half they didn’t generate anything to the goal, just one long ball, a second ball and someone from an incredible angle put it in the top bin. It’s difficult to control.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explains why Gabriel Martinelli will become an Arsenal superstarMORE: Mikel Arteta sends subtle message to Arsenal board over Layvin Kurzawa transferMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 Jan 2020 7:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares View 4 commentslast_img read more

Jarin remains upbeat after another NU loss

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Dodgers’ Machado stands out for lack of hustle again Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We just have to focus on what we did right and what we did wrong against Ateneo. We still have four games. I’m just gonna look at our game against UP and not the remaining games.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University’s chance to gatecrash the Final Four party is slipping away as the Bulldogs languish in seventh place with 3-7 card.NU head coach Jamike Jarin though, isn’t ready to wave the white flag just yet with NU still has only four games left in the eliminations to pick up the pieces.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Super rookie Dave Ildefonso, who has been consistent all season long averaging 15 points per game, and Clemente were impressive anew although their performance were still not enough for NU to get past Ateneo, 64-79, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: Ateneo clinches Final Four spot, dominates NUTheir efforts, though, certainly did not go unnoticed.Jarin said such takeaways will help his team in the coming seasons, especially that these young talents still have four playing years to further improve their game.“That’s the scary part for the opponents of the UAAP,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Blue chip rookies Dave Ildefonso and John Lloyd Clemente are just among the reasons why Jarin stays with a positive outlook amid his team’s struggles this season.“They’re still rookies and you can see the big upside with these two,” said Jarin of Ildefonso and Clemente.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“For JLC (Clemente) and Dave, you can see the future not only for NU but also for Philippine basketball.”Clemente, a one-time champion and two-time Mythical Team member in the juniors level, waxed hot from deep on 5-of-8 shooting and put up 25 points that came with eight boards. View commentslast_img read more