Freddie Ljungberg fires warning to Alexandre Lacazette after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City

Alexandre Lacazette has been dropped for Arsenal's last two Premier League games
Alexandre Lacazette has been dropped for Arsenal’s last two Premier League games (Getty Images)

Freddie Ljungberg has warned Alexandre Lacazette that he may spend more time on the bench following Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

The Gunners were hammered at home to the Premier League champions as Kevin De Bruyne’s double, plus Raheem Sterling’s goal, gave City a 3-0 lead by half time.

Lacazette, meanwhile, was dropped for Arsenal’s 3-1 win over West Ham last Monday and was left on the bench once again for City’s visit to the Emirates Stadium.

And Ljungberg claims playing both Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes his side ‘vulnerable defensively’.

‘Of course you need to have balance in your team,’ Ljungberg told beIN Sports.

Alexandre Lacazette was left on the bench as Arsenal were beaten by Manchester City
Lacazette was left on the bench as Arsenal were beaten by Man City (Getty)

‘With Lacazette and Auba we tried in the first two games I was here.

‘We looked vulnerable defensively.

‘But of course, they are both great players, that’s why I wanted them both on the pitch, but we became very vulnerable defensively.

‘So we took the route against West Ham where we changed it and played one of them and then had more defensive organisation.

‘And we played extremely well against West Ham and won that game very, very clearly.

‘Of course when you play against Man City it’s a big step up and especially you need your organisation.’

No comments