Lacazette says he’s surprised at ‘dangerous’ refereeing


Alexandre Lacazette says he’s still coming to terms with English football, and that some of the refereeing decisions in the Premier League verge on ‘dangerous’.

The French international has scored four goals since his arrival from Lyon, and revealed he studies his performances for the Gunners so he can improve at his new club. However, it seems the willingness of English referees to allow some of the physical aspects of the game go unpunished has taken him by surprise.

Speaking to SFR Sport, the 26 year old said, “I have not totally adapted yet, there are things that still surprise me, but I am trying. I’ve watched quite a few matches to understand English football.

“I watch quite a lot of my matches with Arsenal and when I look back and see what I didn’t do right, I try to learn from it, which hopefully facilitates my progression.”

Asked what has surprised him about life in English football, he continued, “The refereeing decisions. Sometimes I think it is a bit dangerous.

“But then I see that nobody is shocked, so I tell myself it must be normal.”

It is definitely one of the things new arrivals to the league speak about, but he looks like he’s getting used to it.

Let’s hope he comes back after the international break ready to start racking up the goals.

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