Arsene Wenger has hinted that he will play a full-strength team in Arsenal's Europa League clash against Ostersunds FK on Thursday (via The Mirror). Out of the FA Cup and sitting slumped in sixth place in the Premier League, this must be their focus between now and May.
In the first north London derby at Wembley for 25 years, Tottenham extended their recent mastery over Arsenal, who have won only once in the last eight league meetings with their hated neighbours.
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan got into a few good positions to play in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but failed to make the most of the opportunities, something which was later discussed by Wenger.
It will be interesting to see if Wenger sticks to his habit of fielding a reserve team for the Europa League matches. Arsenal has endured a torrid Premier League season as they find themselves at the 6th spot in the league table with 45 points from 27 games. "I believe as well, once they scored, that played a part". "Then at the start of the second half we should have lost the game by more", he said.
Many supporters, pundits and observers alike praised the deal and highlighted how Lacazette was the exact player Arsenal needed as they bid to regain their status as a top four club.
The Frenchman reflected back at Arsenal's poor season so far saying, "We have to win the next game".