Lacazette determined to salvage season

01 August 2020 20:03:42 GMTPlus10

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette believes that winning the FA Cup would "save" a season he feels may have been the "most difficult" in his career.

The Gunners finished eighth in the Premier League standings this term - their worst position since the 1994-95 season when they placed 12th - and they failed to make it beyond the last-32 stage of the Europa League, losing to Greek side Olympiakos.

The north London outfit changed managers in December when former midfielder Mikel Arteta left his assistant role at Manchester City to replace Unai Emery in the Emirates dugout.

There have been positive signs from Arteta's Arsenal but they will not qualify for Europe unless they beat Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup, in which they have beaten Leeds, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Manchester City to reach the Wembley showpiece event.

French marksman Lacazette, who has scored 12 goals in 38 matches across all competitions this season, therefore believes the game can somewhat redeem what has been a challenging campaign for Arsenal.

Speaking ahead of the cup final, Lacazette said: "In the league we finished in a bad position, we lost against Olympiakos early in the Europa League, so we missed a few of our targets - that's why I say it would save our season.

"It was a difficult season, maybe the most difficult in my career, but I know I learned a lot. The FA Cup means a lot. I came to Arsenal to win trophies."

Meanwhile, Arsenal are 2.37 to win the FA Cup, while Chelsea are 1.57.

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