Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Aubameyang arrival hurt Lacazette's confidence - Wenger

Aubameyang arrival hurt Lacazette's confidence - Wenger

Arsenal spent too much time "waiting for something to happen" as Harry Kane's second-half strike doomed the Gunners to a 1-0 loss to Tottenham, according to Hector Bellerin.

Tottenham Hotspur's returning defender Toby Alderweireld is ready for a battle of wits with Arsenal's new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he is selected for Saturday's north London derby.

While Henrikh Mkhitaryan copped plenty of flak for his shocking performance, it was Lacazette who riled up the Gunners faithful late in the game, after coming off the bench.

How did Mkhitaryan get on against Spurs?

Now there's a player who has never gone missing in a big game.

"I will be pleased to achieve more than I have done in Manchester, of course". In this game [against Everton] he did not come on because we had a problem with the goalkeeper.

"Arsenal is our sworn enemy and I know what it means, the derby", said Pochettino.

Arsenal are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season after they finished in fifth place in the table last term.

Aubameyang's move started a transfer triangle involving Olivier Giroud's move to Stamford Bridge and ended with Dortmund getting Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea, and the Belgian has started well at Westfalenstadion. I think it's similar characteristics and quality. A lot, he was very hard.

The 29-year-old also found the net in Arsenal's 5-1 victory over Everton and he appears to be flourishing under Arsene Wenger's management style. Is that especially linked with the players?

"We have a lot of confidence but we just want to win something".

'That team-talk at half-time, towards players that want to defend in the team, should have been about resolve.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech (calf) is an injury doubt but Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal are both available for selection.

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