Premier League title is no doubt done and dusted after another costly defeat to the closest team and Manchester City victory. Pep Guardiola will now focus his attention to FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, and League Cup final against Arsenal later this month. Jose Mourinho and others will shift their attention to Europe and other domestic competitions. Today, we want to look at five worst performers last weekend in Premier League.
5. Alexandre Lacazette- Arsenal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a bad game but poor officiating and team approach were the main reason. However, Alexandre Lacazette came on later on a missed two golden chances. The €53 million summer signing has only scored 9 goals all season. Arsene Wenger believes the arrival of a direct competitor Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January might be one of the reasons why his confidence is low.
“For him, one against one with the goalkeeper, he is a good goalscorer,” Wenger said.
“He has gone through difficult periods before. He works hard in training, works on his finishing.
“I don’t know what happened, did he not touch the ball well? It can happen, it is a fraction of a second.
“Maybe the confidence is not at its highest because he has seen a competitor coming in for him.”
4. Henrikh Mkhitaryan- Arsenal
Manchester United fans had a field day against Arsenal fans after a terrible performance by big signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian assisted three goals in his debut match last weekend in the 5-1 win against Everton. However, this weekend, he was nowhere to be seen in a big match against Tottenham Hotspurs. Arsene Wenger substituted him later in the game to save him from more misery at Wembley Stadium. The attacking midfielder can put up a show in one match and then disappear in the other.
3. Paul Pogba- Manchester United
Manchester United paid £89 million to bring back their academy product from Juventus in 2016. Paul Pogba had four successful years in Serie A winning a number of trophies. Jose Mourinho brought him back to anchor his midfield but the story has not turned out the same. Last weekend, for instance, Paul Pogba was very poor. Jonjo Shelvey dominated the midfield in a match you would expect the Frenchman to call the shots. The Coach substituted him after the hosts scored to bring on Michael Carrick. He was dropped last weekend against Huddersfield after another poor show against Tottenham Hotspurs.