Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has spoken out about the recent poor run of form and head coach Unai Emery.

The Gunners are sixth in the Premier League table after 12 games – eight points off the top four – and the Frenchman admits the team hasn’t been at the level it needs to be.

Lacazette, who has scored two goals and provided one assist in his seven league appearances so far this season, is convinced there is enough quality in the squad to turn things around.

The 28-year-old also says the players are fully behind Emery and are working hard to get better.

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‘The group definitely supports the coach’

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He told Arsenal.com: “Obviously we’re not at the top of our game at the moment, but we remain leaders in the Europa League, we’re still in the running in the championship.

“I think now we just need to work on keeping things calm and moving forward with that.

“We’re working together every day on a constant basis to pick up the slack.

“The group definitely supports the coach and I’m sure the club does as well.

“We’re a very tight group and we’re doing everything we can to improve.”

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Lacazette hasn’t scored in any of the six games he’s played in all competitions since returning to the side following an injury which kept him out for six weeks.

But he says he’s always putting in the extra effort on the training ground alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe.

He added: “In a normal week, the other strikers like Auba, this season Nico, we work a lot, we try to work maybe two or three times per week to have extra time after the training session.

“Sometimes the coach asks us to stop because it’s too long.”

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