Lacazette Scores Twice As Brilliant Arsenal Make it Three Wins in a Row

Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka scored fantastic first-half goals and Alexandre Lacazette grabbed a double as Arsenal ran out dominant 4-0 winners at West Brom.

Tierney capped the Gunners’ bright start at a snowy Hawthorns by knocking the ball past Darnell Furlong, cutting into the box and bending into the far top corner.

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Brilliant Saka produced another brilliant display on the right midfield. Image/Courtesy

Saka doubled the lead five minutes later, finishing a delightful team move which was straight out of the Arsene Wenger era.

There was no let-up in the second half as Alexandre Lacazette scored a double, ruthlessly punishing yet more lacklustre West Brom defending.

The result propels Mikel Arteta’s men to 11th in the Premier League and piles more pressure on Baggies boss Sam Allardyce.

Against West Brom, the Gunners managed two shots on target in the first 10 minutes, as Hector Bellerin and Bukayo Saka forced early saves from Sam Johnstone.

The contrast between the two openings was stark. While Arsenal were ponderous and unthreatening at the Amex, they started with intent at the Hawthorns and carved their hosts open.

The Gunners were most threatening on the right flank in the early stages but the goal came down the left as Kieran Tierney’s magical strike capped his side’s dominant start.

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Tierney opened the scoring earlier in the first half. Image/Courtesy

Bukayo Saka was named Arsenal’s man of the match for the victories over Chelsea and Brighton, and he showed no sign of letting up against West Brom.

The 19-year-old was the most threatening player in the first half, testing the West Brom defence with his well-timed runs and his sublime left-footed delivery from the right wing.

Saka’s creativity was matched with his eye for goal; he forced a good save before scoring Arsenal’s second of the night, tapping into an empty net after a sumptuous exchange with his fellow forwards.

Despite his impressive displays on the left of defence, Saka’s performance against West Brom reaffirmed just how much he is wasted as a wing-back, and how important he is to Arsenal’s attack.

 

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