Supporters of Arsenal have this evening taken aim at Arsene Wenger and their club, following Alexandre Lacazette’s double versus Germany.
Les Bleus faced off with world champions Germany at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, with both sides having opted for strong starting XIs.
The likes of Emre Can, Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil were given the nod by Germany boss Joachim Löw in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Didier Deschamps, meanwhile, opted for a 4-3-3, with Anthony Martial and Kylian Mbappe flanking Alexandre Lacazette in a dangerous attacking trident.
The matchup was viewed as a good opportunity for both countries to gauge their level ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia, with the away side taking the lead through a splendid team goal after 33 minutes.
After all of Kylian Mbappe, Corentin Tolisso, Blaise Matuidi and Lucas Digne had played their part, Manchester United star Anthony Martial turned Niklas Süle inside out in Germany’s box, before unselfishly squaring to Alexandre Lacazette for a tap-in.
At the double
Germany pulled one back through Timo Werner in the 56th minute, after a perfectly-weighted through ball from Mesut Ozil.
But Lacazette was back at it again 15 minutes later, calmly slotting through the legs of the onrushing Kevin Trapp following a deft slide-rule pass from Kylian Mbappe.
Arsenal’s fans were quick to comment on the stellar showing of their big-money summer signing, with many pointing to the fact that he has fallen out of favour of late in North London, and unsurprisingly slating manager Arsene Wenger as a result:
Lacazette has scored two goals for France. Wenger must be so frustrated that he can’t sub him off right now.
— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) November 14, 2017
Lacazette scored twice tonight against the World Champions. Will Wenger start him on Saturday… pic.twitter.com/tI3oa3AwWc
— Jack Rankin (@jack_rankin) November 14, 2017
— Ryan McCloud (@ryangooner25) November 14, 2017
— Ryan (@AFCryan_99) November 14, 2017
Never bench Lacazette ever again
— ArsenalCreator (@ArsenalCreator1) November 14, 2017
Lacazette beautiful finish in the 70th minute, would never happen at Arsenal since he gets subbed at the 65 minute mark
— YG (@RealSwissLegend) November 14, 2017
Hmmm when you play Lacazette – he scores. @Arsenal
— Arjun (@158Arjun) November 14, 2017
Lacazette on at moment but a certain AW chooses not to play him in big games #Arsenal
— Richard Allen (@allen_gunners) November 14, 2017
How can you not start Lacazette against City?
Still can’t work it out.
Only Wenger. Only Arsenal.
— Ant Cameron (@AntCam14) November 14, 2017
Lacazette now has 30 goals in 2017, more than any other French player (Mbappe 2nd with 27). Imagine if he played 90 minutes every weekend
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) November 14, 2017
Wenger thought it was smart to bench Lacazette against city and Liverpool… what a manager
— LaSs! (@lekan_l) November 14, 2017
I can see why Wenger doesn’t play Lacazette.
— Mark Turner (@Melchett) November 14, 2017
If lacazette doesn’t start against Tottenham I’m wenger out https://t.co/QjshWRmxY8
— M.Boateng (@MBoateng53) November 14, 2017