Arsenal news: Alexandre Lacazette ‘might have saved’ Unai Emery his job as fans want sack | Football | Sport


Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette may have saved Unai Emery’s job on Saturday, claims former Brentford midfielder and Sky Sports presenter Chris Kamara.

Lacazette scored twice as Arsenal drew 2-2 with lowly Southampton at the Emirates in the Premier League.

The Frenchman scored his second deep into second-half stoppage time to salvage a draw for Emery’s side.

And Kamara reckons the goal could be huge when it comes to Emery’s future at the club.

“Well [Lacazette] might have saved the manager his job,” Kamara said on Goals on Sunday.

“I think that’s the way you’ve got to look at it, especially with Jose Mourinho coming in down the road now.

“All of a sudden there’s panic isn’t there – ‘Are we going to get left behind? Do we need to change it? Do we need to get someone else in?’.

“But we know they can score goals, we know they’ve got good players.

“It’s just whether they’re playing to the best of their ability.”

Arsenal were fortunate to come away with a point against Southampton, with the visitors squandering a number of clear-cut chances in the second half.

The Arsenal players were still greeted with loud booing at the end of the match and many fans want Emery to be sacked.

And Kamara questioned why head coach Emery did not celebrate Lacazette’s second which prevented his team from suffering an embarrassing defeat.

“It is a hard one [over Emery’s future] and he didn’t look very happy at all yesterday did he,” Kamara added.

“I know no manager is happy when things are not going well.

“But you think the relief when that equaliser goes in and the sixth minute of added on time, you celebrate as if ‘thank god lads, you’ve done the business for me’ but there was no emotion whatsoever.”

The draw with Southampton meant Arsenal fell to seventh in the Premier League table ahead of Sheffield United vs Manchester United on Sunday.

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