CITY were left angered by Arsene Wenger’s blistering post-match attack on Raheem Sterling on Sunday night.
Wenger felt aggrieved by the awarding of a second-half penalty on Sunday when Nacho Monreal was penalised for bringing down Sterling.
He also referred to Arsenal’s trip to Man City last season, where two controversial goals handed City a 2-1 victory.
“I was told it was offside and I don’t want to win like this, but earlier this season Arsenal beat Burnley with a handball in the 96th minute”. The Frenchman was also angered that neither David Silva nor eventual goalscorer Gabriel Jesus were flagged offside in the build-up to City’s third goal.
“I feel like I’ve stuck up for Wenger enough times, now it’s time to put the boot in”, Marcotti said.
“He (Lacazette) has got every right to go and knock on Wenger’s door tomorrow and say, ‘Do you not fancy me or something?'”
“He must be thinking, ‘What do I need to do to get in this team?’ Especially with how poorly Sanchez played. It must be so frustrating for him”. He hasn’t got that because they don’t know how to do that on a regular basis – they are not a pressing side. How long can Wenger hide behind his Invincibles triumph?
Former Gunners players Lee Dixon and Emmanuel Petit both took aim at Wenger’s tactics and the team’s stagnation under the long-time boss, while ex-manager George Graham vented his frustration with the club’s board. Why on earth isn’t he starting big matches?
Second-guessing a manager’s player selections in hindsight is the easiest thing in the world, but this was one decision that screamed of folly from the start.
Perhaps the most damning indictment of Arsenal’s deterioration occurred without them kicking a ball.
Petr Cech is a undoubtedly a Premier League legend. By the time they trudged off the pitch at full-time, most of the players looked like they’d barely broken sweat.
The Gunners signed the France worldwide in a club-record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon in the summer transfer window.
Despite their differences in style, swapping Lacazette for Sánchez at centre forward does not dramatically effect Arsenal’s tactical approach or team structure.