After scoring the goal to seal the 2-0 win over Newcastle at the Emirates this evening, Alexandre Lacazette says the team feel more confident this season than they did last.
The Gunners have been strong at home in both campaigns, but less effective on the road, so hopefully that sense of confidence will be a boost as we play five times away from home between now and the end of this campaign.
Speaking after the three points against the Magpies took us into third place, the Frenchman said, “I can feel the difference from last season. Now we may go to the Champions League.
“We are more confident, everybody knows what we have to do. When you win a lot of games in a row, of course there is a lot of confidence.
“The fans did their job, they helped us as much as possible to go to third place.”
It was a link up with his strike partner, substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, that brought about the second goal, but Lacazette insists it’s a team effort as we continue the push for a top four finish.
“I think we are important for the team, like the other players but Auba scores many goals,” he said.
“I try to do the same and help him score as many goals as he can. We have to score a lot of goals to win and why not go to the Champions League?
“I would like to score a lot of goals away. But if at the end we win, it is more important for the team and for the club.
“We work every day to be at third place, now we are. We have to work to stay in this position.”