Alexandre Lacazette says Arsenal are “learning like children” as they tentatively get to grips with Unai Emery’s football philosophy.
The Gunners have conceded a number of chances in their opening four games as a result of mistakes made attempting to play the ball out from the back, however, the Frenchman insists he and his teammates are improving week-on-week.
After defeats in their opening games against Manchester City and Chelsea, wins against West Ham and Cardiff have steadied the ship at the Emirates and given room for optimism as the players head off for the Interlull.
Speaking after his match-winning performance in the 3-2 win over against Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds, Lacazette remarked that he and his teammates are playing entertaining football, albeit occasionally error-prone.
“We learn a lot but the manager says if we do this kind of thing [defensive mistakes] we can concede a goal,” he reflected.
We did make mistakes because we are learning, like children. So it is OK, it is good. We will be better week after week.
“Overall it has been good [under Emery] even though we had two losses. They were against the two champions of the past two seasons. The quality of the games, it is good. Everyone can take pleasure to watch us play.”
Having struggled on the road in 2018, it was important to pick up points in the Welsh capital, something Lacazette also acknowledged.
“This season we want to be better away and it was the first game we won and I hope it will the first of many until the last day of the season,” he went on. “It is good and important to win away.”