Alexandre Lacazette says he’s proud of the way Arsenal performed against Man City on Saturday, despite a 2-1 defeat.
Finishing the game with 10 men, the Gunners looked as if they were going to take a well deserved point but for a late goal to win it for the visitors.
However, there was a lot to be encouraged about in terms of our performance, and speaking to RMC, the Frenchman said the difference between the game between the sides earlier this season was apparent.
“I think we’ve improved between the first leg and this game,” he said. “We saw a totally different Arsenal team with a lot more ambition. We know how to take risks, to control.
“We can build on this game, even if the result didn’t come. I’m still proud of what we did today.”
The game swung in City’s favour when VAR awarded them a penalty despite ignoring our first half claim, and when Gabriel was sent off a few moments later. The frustration felt by fans about the refereeing is shared by the players.
While not going into specifics, Lacazette made it clear he felt the Gunners were punished far more severely than their counterparts.
“It’s frustrating to see some of these decisions,” he said.
“We’re not going to comment on them, so as not to have any problems. There’s a lot of frustration over some of the decisions today, especially based on what the referee told me.
“Over all the decisions in the match and the cards he gave us, I didn’t see many for their side, despite committing the same fouls.
“It’s part of football and VAR.”