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Lacazette: Arsenal must stop slacking

Alexandre Lacazette has called for Arsenal to stop slacking after they fell eight points behind the Premier League top four amid poor form.

The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by top-four rivals Leicester on Saturday following back-to-back home draws to Wolves and Crystal Palace, and before they lost 1-0 to promoted side Sheffield United, falling to sixth.

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It has not been much better for Arsenal in other competitions too, crashing out of the Carabao Cup with defeat to Liverpool and being held by Vitoria in the Europa League last week, although they are still top of Group F.

“Obviously we’re not at the top of our game at the moment,” Lacazette, who has scored twice across nine appearances, this term told the club’s website.

“But we remain leaders in the Europa League, we’re still in the running in the championship. I think now we just need to work on keeping things calm and moving forward with that.

“We’re working together every day on a constant basis to pick up the slack.”

Arsenal’s poor record has put pressure on head coach Uani Emery, who received the public backing of the Arsenal hierarchy earlier this week, but was warned that results must improve.

Lacazette insists that the Spaniard still has the full support of the squad.

“The group definitely supports the coach and I’m sure the club does as well,” he added.

“We’re a very tight group and we’re doing everything we can to improve.”

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