Gary Neville reacts to Lacazette’s ‘sensational’ goal in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville praises Alexandre Lacazette for his stylish goal in Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Sunday
Gary Neville was full of praise for Alexandre Lacazette after the Arsenal striker netted a brilliant goal in Sunday’s 2-2 draw in the north London derby.
The former Lyon striker dropped to the bench for Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to Premier League leaders Liverpool FC last weekend after Unai Emery opted to go with record signing Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front.
However, the Arsenal manager unleashed his expensively assembled attack for the first time from the start in a Premier League game for the visit of Tottenham Hotspur at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
Arsenal appeared to be heading into half-time 2-0 down following goals from Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane in the opening 40 minutes.
However, Lacazette halved the deficit before the break when the France international produced two exquisite touches to evade Jan Vertonghen before the Arsenal striker fired past his compatriot Hugo Lloris.
Aubameyang equalised for Arsenal in the 70th minute to secure a point for the hosts.
Former Manchester United defender Neville heaped praise on Lacazette for a brilliant finish in the north London derby.
“You felt at 2-0 the Tottenham defence wasn’t safe,” Neville told Sky Sports. “You felt that Arsenal were still in the game.
“The first touch is sensational from Lacazette. The second touch is perfect. The third touch is in the back of the net.
“It was brilliant from Lacazette. It was a wonderful strike.”
Lacazette has scored two goals in four appearances in the Premier League this season.
The £52m signing netted 13 times in 35 games in the Premier League last term.
Lacazette has scored 29 times in the English top flight since his move to Arsenal from Lyon in 2017.