Alexandre Lacazette takes centre stage to outshine record-breaker Gareth Barry

Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Arsenal ruined Gareth Barry’s big night.The French striker nodded in the rebound after Alexis Sanchez had hit the crossbar and he then rifled home a penalty to secure a 2-0 win over West Brom.It meant Baggies midfielder Barry finished on the losing side on his record-breaking 633rd Premier League appearance.3?? points2?? goals1?? happy Monday#AFCvWBA pic.twitter.com/B6E75glKt6— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 25, 2017Tweet of the matchEmirates Stadium half empty tonight, for a Premier League game.That's what 13yrs of failure brings you. #afc— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 25, 2017Star man – Lacazette ???? @LacazetteAlex celebrates becoming the 1st @Arsenal player to score in his opening 3 #PL home games #ARSWBA pic.twitter.com/fVIbfBR6MX— Premier League (@premierleague) September 25, 2017You can’t argue with two goals from the Arsenal striker, even if this was a game where nobody else stood out. Lacazette became the first Gunners player to score in his opening three league appearances at home since Brian Marwood in 1988.Moment of the matchThis guy loves playing at the Emirates!@Alexis_Sanchez's free-kick rebounds off the bar and @LacazetteAlex heads home the rebound pic.twitter.com/uaD8k35uNR— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 25, 2017Sanchez whipped in a free-kick which Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster just managed to touch onto the crossbar, but like all good poachers Lacazette was on hand to nod home the rebound.Data point???? An exemplary @premierleague career…#ARSWBA pic.twitter.com/G1POCqTXKQ— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) September 25, 2017It probably had not escaped anyone’s attention that this was Gareth Barry’s 633rd Premier League appearance. Unfortunately for the veteran midfielder he suffered the 187th top-flight defeat of his career. He did not add to his 52 goals, but on the plus side nor did he receive a 120th booking. Player ratings?? @LacazetteAlex in #AFCvWBA…Shots on target: 2 ?Goals: 2 ? pic.twitter.com/rWhCRpLFny— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 25, 2017Arsenal: Petr Cech 6, Shkodran Mustafi 6, Laurent Koscielny 6, Nacho Monreal 7, Sead Kolasinac 6, Granit Xhaka 5, Mohamed Elneny 6, Hector Bellerin 6, Aaron Ramsey 7, Alexis Sanchez 7, Alexandre Lacazette 7. Substitutes: Olivier Giroud (for Lacazette, 82) 6, Mesut Ozil (for Sanchez, 83) 6, Ainsley Maitland-Niles (for Ramsey, 90) N/A.West Brom: Ben Foster 6, Craig Dawson 6, Ahmed Hegazy 6, Jonny Evans 6, Allan Nyom 5,Grzegorz Krychowiak 6, Gareth Barry 6, Kieran Gibbs 6, Jake Livermore 6, Jay Rodriguez 6, Hal Robson-Kanu 5. Substitutes: James Morrison (for Livermore, 63) 6, Salomon Rondon (for Robson-Kanu, 64) 5, Matt Phillips (for Nyom, 74) 6.Who’s up next?Arsenal are now unbeaten in 4 in all competitions (W3 D1)…#UEL winners this season? ???? pic.twitter.com/uMkZHicwE9— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) September 21, 2017BATE Borisov v Arsenal (Europa League, Thursday, September 28)West Brom v Watford (Premier League, Saturday, September 30)(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-72310761-1', 'auto', {'name': 'pacontentapi'}); ga('pacontentapi.set', 'referrer', location.origin); ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension1', 'By PA Sport Staff'); ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension2', '6753517d-11b2-49a7-940e-5c158c629ca0'); ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension3', 'paservice:sport,paservice:sport:football'); ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension6', 'story-enriched'); ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension7', 'composite'); ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension8', null); ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension9', 'sport:football'); ga('pacontentapi.send', 'pageview', { 'location': location.href, 'page': (location.pathname + location.search + location.hash), 'title': 'Alexandre Lacazette takes centre stage to outshine record-breaker Gareth Barry'});

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