LACAZETTE IS CERTAIN TO MISS CLASH WITH MANCHESTER UNITED

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Arsenal romped to a 5-0 win against Huddersfield at the Emirates after a man-of-the-match display by star midfielder, Mesut Ozil. 
The Germany international scored the Gunners’ fourth goal and provided the assists for Olivier Giroud’s first and Alexis Sanchez’s strike.

Alexandre Lacazette who scored the opener for the Gunners trudged out of the clash at half time with a suspected groin injury.

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger was delighted with his players after the thoroughly deserved victory.

Here are the manager’s main comments from his post-match interviews and press conference…

WE LOST FOCUS

“We started well but then we lost our focus and our passing and allowed them to come back into the game.”

EFFECTS OF THE SECOND GOAL

“Then we got the second goal and suddenly everyone played with more freedom and more technical quality – then Mesut Ozil showed what he can do.”

LACAZETTE’S INJURY
“Lacazette has a groin problem and will be out certainly for Saturday’s game.”

OZIL’S INFLUENCE
“Nobody has to convince us he’s a great football player,” said Wenger, of Ozil.

“Everybody knows in the stadium he’s a great football player, but at the moment as well he shows he can fight.

“Our job is to encourage people to fight, but I think he always covered the distances in games, but he’s at an age where he’s more mature and understands what is more important and what is less important.

“Everybody wants to be acknowledged for his quality, and the judgements are sometimes harsh in a footballer’s job.
“But overall I believe the majority of people here love him, and always loved him.
“When you look at the percentage of possession during a game, no matter what the game is, he always wants the ball. He never hides, he’s always available.
“If you are dominated you touch the ball less, but when you win the ball, he always wants the ball.”

HOME ADVANTAGE

“We wanted to take advantage of being at home and we did that again.
“It is another three points and hopefully now we can go into the Manchester United game at the weekend full of confidence.
“And hopefully it will be a very successful week for us.”

 

Arsenal take on Manchester United at the Emirates on Saturday (5.30pm).

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