Alexandre Lacazette feels that more goals were possible for Arsenal in their 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
The French striker found the net at the Kirklees Stadium for his 10th Premier League goal of the season after neatly finishing off Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ cross just before half-time to double Arsenal’s lead after Alex Iwobi had put them ahead.
Despite a stoppage-time own goal from Saed Kolasinac, the Gunners held on to claim a 2-1 win and move to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United in the Premier League table.
But Lacazette, who squandered chances for more goals along with Iwobi in the second-half, admits that a tense Arsenal side could have done better in front of goal.
“Yes, I think we should have had more situations to score more goals but we played against a strong team today in the second half. We were in a difficult moment so these three points are good for us,” said Lacazette on Arsenal.com.
“We knew that, because the first game at the Emirates [in November] was the same – we only scored one goal at the end.
“We knew today was going to be hard but we are happy with the three points in the race at the top of the table.”
The result also marked Arsenal’s first away win since November 25, where they defeated Bournemouth 2-1 on the day.
“Yes [it’s been on our minds] a little bit but we knew we had the quality to win today, it’s about us and we did that,” added Lacazette.
Arsenal will next take a trip to Belarus for the first leg of their Round of 32 Europa League tie against BATE Borisov on Thursday.
The Belarusian champions will then arrive at the Emirates Stadium for the return leg a week later to decide who progresses to the Round of 16 in the tournament.
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