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Unai Emery reacts to claims that Lacazette is unhappy



Unai Emery

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has reacted to claims that France international Alexandre Lacazette is unhappy over playing time at the club.

This is coming after he was substituted shortly after scoring the only goal in the 1-0 Europa League win against Italian Serie A outfit Napoli for Alex Iwobi in the 70th minute.

This has raised speculations that the player is unhappy, especially after he spoke to the press by claiming that he would have been happier if he had more time in the game just like any player, stressing that it is a thing of joy to always be on the pitch.

However, Unai Emery cited the case of legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech who only plays in the Europa League, noting that other players must learn from him.

He noted that every player wants to be on the pitch for 90 minutes but that will not be possible because of the need for the manager to make use of the available time to achieve a lot.

The Spanish boss argued that some situation will require that he have two strikers on the pitch but that cannot happen all the time because of the need to get the best out of every moment.