Arsenal forward, Alexandre Lacazette has come out to say that staying on the bench at the club caused him unhappiness.
He recently revealed that this is the toughest season of his Arsenal career to date.
According to him, being on the fringes of the action has been hard but he has never doubted his own ability during a frustrating period away from the pitch.
He added that the difficulties this season will surely serve him well in the future.
His words, “Certainly, it is not nice to be on the bench.
“At the same time, in my life I have had moments that were a lot more complicated and I did not doubt myself. It wasn’t really doubted, it was more unhappiness, like every player who is on the bench and wants to play.”
“At Arsenal, yes. The [ankle] injury hung around longer than I expected and it affected me.
“Afterwards, I had this period without scoring, so certainly it wasn’t easy for me, but I still learned a lot this season, because mentally it was not easy.
“The difficulties this season are going to serve me well in the future.”
On Villa defeat, “We lacked rigour at key moments in the season.
“We lacked on confidence as a team, because each time we were lacking, whether it was a player at the back or a player up top, who affected the team to the slightest extent.”