What Arsenal fans were saying about Alexandre Lacazette during 1-1 draw v Atletico

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Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette continued his excellent goalscoring form in Thursday night's 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid.

The 26-year-old Frenchman scored his seventh goal in as many games, rising highest to score a brilliant header to put the Gunners in front.

"It was a great goal to score after the ball from Jack (Wilshere) and I'm happy to do my job," said Lacazette in his post-match interview.

The Europa League final is in Lacazette's hometown of Lyon - and it's clear just how badly he wants to be there.

"I really want to play in the final," added Lacazette. "Maybe I'm the player who wants it the most in the team."

“But we have to work hard to achieve that."

The Spanish club are definitely favourites to progress after managing a 1-1 draw at the Emirates, despite playing for 80 minutes with 10 men.

Arsenal fans on Lacazette

The £52m summer signing has struggled in his debut season in north London - but is currently in an excellent vein of form.

Plenty of Arsenal fans on Twitter were putting Lacazette's upturn in fortunes down to one moment.

January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on a hat-trick against Stoke City on April 1 but gave the penalty to Lacazette for selfless reasons.

"Of course I know that Laca[zette] is back and I think I score twice so I can let him shoot, it’s normal," said Aubameyang after the 3-0 win "It’s good for his confidence so that’s why."


Lacazette's class highlights

It wasn't a positive result but Lacazette - who is undoubtedly playing with much more confidence - was excellent all night.

Check out his individual highlights below.

Aubameyang's decision to give Lacazette the penalty appears to have had a profound effect on the former Lyon man.

Arsene Wenger will need his in-form striker at his very best when they visit Atletico Madrid in the second leg next Thursday.

Arsenal FC v Atletico Madrid - UEFA Europa League Semi Final Leg One

Lacazette has quickly formed a great relationship with Aubameyang - but the latter is ineligible to play in the Europa League.

"Lacazette is a player I appreciate and was good for me when I arrived here as he's a nice person, very positive," said Aubameyang to Arsenal's official website.

"I wasn't 100 per cent sure about him when I came here as there were some Lyon players I didn't get on well with but he wasn't someone I had problems with when I played against them.

"I'm really happy to get to know someone so positive and he helped me settle into the dressing room."

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