Alexandre Lacazette Delivers Rallying Cry to Struggling Arsenal Teammates as Top Four Hopes Fade

​Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has confessed that the Gunners are incredibly low on confidence as a result of their miserable run of form.

Unai Emery's side have won just two of their last ten Premier League games, and their 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday left them eight points behind in the race for a top four finish.

Alexandre Lacazette,Jonny Evans

Speaking after the game (via ​The Mirror), ​Lacazette admitted the ​Arsenal squad were looking forward to the international break to try to regroup, challenging his teammates to step up and resolve their issues.

“We miss confidence and we need the international break," he revealed. "I hope we are going to come back well. We need to work more than we do now to find confidence.

“We are very disappointed, we had chances in the first half. We couldn’t score and you need to take your chances in this type of game. We have to work again and keep working everyday. But I think we didn’t play so bad, we just missed our chances in the first half.”

Unai Emery

The Gunners' poor form has seen them fall well behind in the race for ​Champions League qualification. Fourth place ​Manchester City boast an eight-point advantage, while both ​Chelsea and ​Leicester currently sit nine points clear of Arsenal.

Lacazette was adamant that Arsenal are still targeting a top-four finish, but he was under no illusion that it will be incredibly tough for them to actually reach that target.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,Alexandre Lacazette

“We want to be top four of course," the Frenchman insisted. "Now we are nine points behind Chelsea and Leicester and it is going to be hard but everything is possible in football.We still have time until the end of the season. We are going to work to come back.”

When Arsenal return from the international break, they will welcome ​Southampton to the Emirates Stadium, before meetings with ​Norwich City and ​Brighton and Hove Albion, and Emery will look at those fixtures as the perfect opportunity to start picking up points once more.

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Source : 90min