Arsene Wenger charged by FA, should Alexandre Lacazette be doing better and transfer news and rumours

Afternoon Bulletin

Arsene Wenger charged by the FA.

It was not a New Year’s Eve for Arsene Wenger to remember, his men put out a poor display and drew 1-1 with bottom of the Premier League West Bromwich Albion. There was plenty of controversy when referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot after Arsenal defender Calum Chambers hit the ball with his arm. West Brom were able to put away when a very cool Jay Rodriguez stepped up and slotted the ball straight down the middle. Arsene Wenger was certainly not happy with the decision, the 68-year old stormed into the match officials’ changing room and supposedly verbally abused some of the officials about the penalty decision. Arsene Wenger has until 18:00 GMT on Friday to respond to the charge.

Should Alexandre Lacazette be doing better at Arsenal?

The word excitement is not enough to express how Arsenal fans felt when they saw summer signing Alexandre Lacazette holding up and Arsenal shirt. The Frenchman is Arsenal’s record signing as he cost The Gunners £52million from Lyon. Lacazette got off to a great start scoring just minutes into his debut against Sydney FC on Arsenal’s pre-season tour. Lacazette scored another goal before his first Premier League season begun when he scored against Sevilla in The Emirates Cup. It was a dream start to Lacazette’s first League game after giving Arsenal the lead 2 minutes in. The Frenchman continued to impress scoring against Bournemouth, West Brom twice, Everton, Huddersfield and Manchester United. Despite all of this he is yet to find the net in 6 Premier League games. Alex has not really been making much impact in previous performances, he usually makes way in the 70th minute which makes Arsenal fans very, very angry as the boo while he walks of the pitch every time. Do you think Arsene Wenger needs to give his record signing more of a chance to make an impact? Tweet us what you think @ArsenalInsider!

Alexandre Lacazette stats:

Appearances – 21

Starts – 18

Minutes Played – 1436

Goals – 8

Goals inside the box – 7

Goals outside the box – 1

Arsenal transfer news.

Arsene Wenger has denied rumors linking The Gunners with a January transfer with unwanted Chelsea defender David Luiz.

The deal to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar is becoming more unlikely with Liverpool, Chelsea and others lining up bids for the Frenchman.

Arsene Wenger has confirmed he has interest in signing Leicester City star Riyhad Mahrez after he admits he has been impressed with his performances so far this season.

Wilfried Zaha could potentially be the replacement for Alexis Sanchez as The Chilean looks as though he is on his way out this window.

Who do you think Arsenal should sign and who should they sell? Feel free to tweet @ArsenalInsider you opinion as we would love to hear it!

About the Author

Matthew Freedman
I’m a 15 year old kid in Year 10. I am aspiring to be journalist and love to play, watch and talk football. I believe Messi is the greatest player to ever step on a football pitch. Well, if you take Thomas Rosicky out of the equation. Massive Arsenal fan through the good and bad times. COME ON YOU GUNNERS!