Wenger worried about Lacazette confidence

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted Alexandre Lacazette's confidence may have been affected by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's arrival.

Lacazette has been criticised after he came off the bench and missed a great late chance in the Gunners’ 1-0 north London derby defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.

The French forward has scored just nine goals in 29 games in all competitions in what has been a difficult first campaign and now Wenger has admitted Lacazette may have been affected by the recent signing of Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.

Wenger has backed Lacazette to rediscover his best form soon but feels Aubameyang’s move has had a negative impact on him.

Wenger said: “For him, one against one with the goalkeeper, he is a good goalscorer. He has gone through difficult periods before. He works hard in training, works on his finishing.

“Maybe the confidence is not at its highest because he has seen a competitor coming in for him.”

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