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Robin van Persie sets out Erling Haaland example to Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette

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Former Arsenal star Robin van Persie has hit out at Alexandre Lacazette for his display in the 1-0 win over Olympiacos in their Europa League last 32 first-leg game on Thursday.

Lacazette may have scored the only goal of the game but he wasted several good chances.

This left Van Persie very vocal in his criticism of Lacazette, who he believed lacked good movement for three of his big misses of the night.

The Dutch legend was in the BT Sport studio covering the game as a pundit and he used a Erling Haaland comparison to take a dig at Lacazette.

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"They should have [extended their lead] in the end. The last 15 minutes were really good and they created three or four really good chances," Van Persie told BT Sport.

"This is a nice counter-attack [leading up to Lacazette's chance] but this is what I want to talk about. This is not world-class, this particular action.

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"His body movement is too close, it's too much towards the ball.

Van Persie added: "His [Lacazette's] body should be more open so he can have that slight touch, similar to the one Haaland had against PSG, sliding it through so you only need one touch.

"Lacazette needs two touches to get a shot in. He does well with the second touch but he needs an extra second. He knows what I mean.

"With the first touch he should put it at an angle where he only needs two or maximum three steps to have a clear shot. He didn't do it there."


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