Arsenal star in worrying admission that major trophies are ‘a few years away’

Oli Fisher

Alexandre Lacazette has told Arsenal fans to forget about winning titles in the near future and instead to focus on finishing in the top four consistently. 

The Gunners ended 2018-19 without silverware and finished outside the Champions League places once again during Unai Emery’s first season in charge.

Arsenal did make the Europa League final in Baku, but they suffered a 4-1 drubbing 4-1 at the hands of their London rivals Chelsea.


Lacazette netted 13 teams in the league last season, forming a formidable partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who notched 22 to share the Golden Boot.

“A club like Arsenal has to be playing in the Champions League every season,” Lacazette told FourFourTwo.

“We will start to think to think about winning the biggest titles in a few seasons, but first we need to make sure we are in the Champions League consistently again.

“It’s been positive. We had a new coach with a new approach, and I think I’ve played well – better than in the previous season.

“And we’ve played bigger, more important games.”

Lacazette’s striker partner, Aubameyang, added: “That has to be the main target of every Arsenal season.

“You come back to training and that’s what everyone is thinking about.

“We’re hungry to hear that song once again. It’s time. We have the quality to do it, so we have to make sure we will do it.

“It’s so important to win something. This is a great club, which has a very long history of winning important trophies, so it’s time we won something big again.

“There was the FA Cup a couple of years ago, but now we have to aspire to more. We have a strong mentality to always move forward after any setback.”


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