Lacazette slammed by Arsenal fans for reaction to Gabriel Martinelli’s goal

Arsenal fans have slammed striker Alexandre Lacazette for joining in Gabriel Martinelli's celebrations as he helped rescue the Gunners against Chelsea on Tuesday night.

Trailing midway through the second half, Brazilian teenager Martinelli took full advantage of a slip from N’Golo Kante.

The 18-year-old sprinted 60 yards with the ball down to the other end of the pitch before slotting past Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Martinelli celebrated by running to the travelling support inside Stamford Bridge and folding his arms in the same style made famous by PSG’s Kylian Mbappe.

However, he was joined by fellow forward Lacazette immediately – the Frenchman pulling the same pose alongside him.

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Fans didn’t take too kindly to Lacazette’s antics though as they believed he was stealing some of the youngster’s limelight.

“Shame on Lacazette for ruining Martinelli's celebration,” one wrote on Twitter.

While a second added: “Martinelli needs to tell Lacazette to settle and learn. The cheek of him copying his celebration lmaooooooooo.”

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“Lacazette ruining Martinelli’s celebration,” a third put.

As a fourth added: “Lacazette has never run like that to chase onto a through ball but came sprinting to fold arms with Martinelli loooool.”

“Lacazette joining this celebration is so bad leave Martinelli alone chap you were in no way involved,” expressed a fifth.

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Arteta said he was delighted with Lacazette’s performance after the game, insisting he had worked incredibly hard to secure a point.

“Amazing. Amazing. That's right. He sacrificed a lot for the team,” the Spaniard said.

“Sometimes he may lack a little bit of energy at the end because he's doing extra work, but I'm so happy with him.”

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