Alexandre Lacazette admits that the Arsenal squad is lacking in confidence and that they are very glad for the international break after a poor run of results.
The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City on Saturday evening in the Premier League, making it five games without a win in all competitions.
Pressure is mounting on manager Unai Emery after picking up just four wins from 12 league matches so far this campaign and already languishing eight points off the Champions League places.
Arsenal’s last Premier League win came on 6 October and the shoddy string of scorelines has left the squad struggling for morale, despite a reasonable performance in defeat to the Foxes.
‘We miss confidence and we need the international break,’ the French striker admitted. ‘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.’
Lacazette has not given up on making a return to the Champions League through their Premier League finishing position, but knows that they have already left themselves an awful lot of work to do.
‘We want to be top four of course,’ he continued. ‘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.’
Due to the international break, Arsenal are not back in action until 23 November at home to Southampton.
Failure to get a result against the struggling Saints, who are 19th in the division after defeat to Everton on Saturday, could be one disaster too far for Emery in north London.
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