Alexandre Lacazette: Gunners improving defensively


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Arsenal hitman Alexandre Lacazette believes the club’s recent improvement on the field is down to their extra defensive work in training.

The Gunners made a slow start to the season, with just one win from their three Premier League outings in August, but they have looked much more stable throughout September.

Arsenal, who are priced at 2.63 to finish in the top four, started September with a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth before kicking off their Europa League campaign with a 3-1 triumph over German outfit Koln.

Arsene Wenger’s men have now kept three clean sheets in a row following a goalless draw with Chelsea and victories over Doncaster and West Brom.

Lacazette netted both goals in the most recent triumph over the Baggies on Monday to become the first Arsenal player to score in his first three home league games since Brian Marwood in 1988.

However, the Frenchman has put the emphasis on Arsenal’s defence as the reason why they are now heading in a more positive direction.

Lacazette said: “During the month of September we have reconstructed ourselves defensively. We are working together.

“There was no feeling of panic in the team – we knew that working together would pay off.

“They said I (equalled Marwood) but I am not looking for this particular type of record, but more stability with the team. We won and we won with a clean sheet. All was perfect – possession, goals.”

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