Arsenal fans want Aston Villa star to replace Alexandre Lacazette after 3-0 loss

It's been a tough season for Alexandre Lacazette...

For the first time in years, Arsenal are struggling to score goals.

In the past, the Gunners' problems have been at the other end of the pitch, regularly shipping goals during the latter stages of the Arsene Wenger era and under Unai Emery.

During Mikel Arteta's reign Arsenal have - for the most part - been pretty sound at the back, but they're often toothless in attack.

Last night against Aston Villa, the attacking trio of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Willian barely threatened Emi Martinez's goal.

Aubameyang failed to have a single shot on target, while Lacazette looked like a Championship-level striker for most of his time on the pitch.

Lacazette after missing a sitter

The Frenchman just isn't good enough to play for Arsenal and fans are now crying out for him to be replaced by Villa's Ollie Watkins, who scored twice at the Emirates last night.

Signed for £33m from Brentford this summer, the 24-year-old has adapted to the Premier League extremely well.

During yesterday's game, journalist Chris Wheatley posted a quote made by Watkins in March which read: “That’s the dream, to play for Arsenal one day. But, you know, it’s a long shot."

Unsurprisingly, Arsenal fans responded emphatically with cries for the club to replace Lacazette with Watkins as soon as possible.

One supporter commented: "Arsenal should buy Ollie and then give em Lacazette for free. I kid you not, watching Lacazette play for my club physically and mentally hurts me."

A second fan posted: "Get this man signed at @Arsenal give them Lacazette and Willian for him immediately."

A third quipped: "Lacazette out, Watkins in?"

Watkins celebrates

The fans have spoken.

After yesterday's game, Watkins admitted once again that he was an Arsenal fan when interviewed by Sky Sports.

“I’m not sure my grandad or uncle Baz are going to be too happy!” Watkins said, per Evening Standard.

“They are Arsenal fans and I am an Arsenal fan myself - but I’m buzzing. I am sure they will love it really. I am over the moon.”

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