The resident Gunners were fuming in the Transfer Tavern yesterday after watching with their side’s performance against Bournemouth at The Vitality Stadium.
Arsenal’s hopes of achieving a top-four finish this season were dealt another blow yesterday, as goals from Callum Wilson and Jordan Ibe enabled the Cherries to come from behind to beat Arsenal for the first time in their history. Arsene Wenger’s side had initially taken the lead courtesy of Hector Bellerin’s second goal in as many games just after half-time, but they failed to make their advantage count and they now sit 8 points adrift of 4th placed Chelsea with just 15 fixtures left to play.
A substantial improvement in form will be needed to enable Arsenal to secure qualification for The Champions League this season, and the January window may well be the time for Wenger to initiate a turnaround with some wise acquisitions.
However, the Arsenal supporters on Twitter have been advocating the sale of players rather than new purchases since the Bournemouth match.
Rather surprisingly, the Arsenal faithful have called for Wenger to sell their summer-signing Alexandre Lacazette, after he once again failed to find the back of the net in the Premier League.
Considering that Lacazette is the clubs top-goalscorer in the Premier League, the calls from the fans seem rather misguided, although they are understandable given Arsenal’s weekend result.
Here’s what the fans had to say about Lacazette in the aftermath of proceedings…
Time to sell Lacazette
— Andrés (@orhla__) January 14, 2018
With those 3 (including Malcom) it would be 4-4-2 otherwise sell Lacazette. You don’t play 24/29 Aubameyang wide.
— Darren (@SouthWestAFC) January 14, 2018
Drop lacazette and sell in summer.. take the L. French Defoe
— George Porter (@george_porter) January 14, 2018
Sell Sanchez, sell Ozil, sell Lacazette, sell all the players, sell the management, sell everybody and turn the Stadium to an Event Center.
The fans will be much more excited. You'll thank me later!
— A N I N I (@khay_cee) January 14, 2018
Can we please sell Lacazette back to Lyon please
— YasmineRene (@YasmineRene) January 14, 2018
Before Arsenal sell Sanchez or Özil, they need to get rid of Lacazette first. Absolutely poor.
— Rahul Menon (@RahulMenon1011) January 14, 2018
Sell lacazette. Never seen a more disinterested striker
— Harry Cunningham (@HCunners) January 14, 2018
Keep Sanchez and sell LaCazette! He’s so lazy, always waiting for the perfect pass. #BFCvAFC
— OliviaLin (@lulu75013) January 14, 2018
I’d honestly sell Lacazette if we could, doesn’t deserve to suffer playing alongside Iwobi and Welbeck every week! #AFC
— Alfie Bradbury (@Alfieeee_) January 14, 2018
Any Arsenal fan that still believes Lacazette is better than Giroud cannot be trusted. Sell him and get an upgrade as this guy is not the answer
— Don Kwelu (@DonKweluBWNG) January 14, 2018