Footballers don’t like to lose.
Not just in competitive fixtures, but also on the training ground as displayed by Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette ahead of tonight’s Europa League clash against Molde.
The Gunners no.9 is in contention to be in the matchday squad as Mikel Arteta’s side look to make in three wins from three in Group B and move a big step closer to booking a place in the knockout phase.
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Ahead of the game at the Emirates Stadium the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kieran Tierney, and Mesut Ozil were put through their paces at the club’s London Colney training base.
And there was a situation between Lacazette and Arsenal’s lead sports scientist Tom Allen.
As spotted in a behind the scenes of Arsenal’s training session video uploaded to YouTube, at around the 5.40-minute mark, the Frenchman is clearly upset with the results that are being read out by Allen.
So much so that he hilariously kicks a piece of the grass into Allen and then asks for further explanation.
Whilst this is all happening, to the side Aubameyang and Shkodran Mustafi were in a celebratory mood – one would assume they were on the winning team.
Arteta was asked if Lacazette would start against Molde, but the Gunners manager refused to confirm any team selection decisions.
“I am tempted with all of them with the way I see them train, but we will make that decision tomorrow,” Arteta said in his pre-match press conference.
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