Alexandre Lacazette: Referee Craig Pawson's reaction on Arsenal star's miss goes viral

Alexandre Lacazette: Referee Craig Pawson's reaction on Arsenal star's miss goes viral

- Alexandre Lacazette missed a gilt-edged chance to draw the scores level against Liverpool on Monday, September 28

- Liverpool eventually won the game 3-1 to continue their 100% start to the new season

- Craig Pawson also looked a bit disappointed by Lacazette’s miss that evening and a video of the referee’s reaction has since gone viral

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A video of referee Craig Pawson seemingly looking gutted after Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette missed a glorious chance for the Gunners vs Liverpool has gone viral online.

Arsenal’s scintillating run of form was brought to a screeching halt on Monday, September 28, courtesy of champions Liverpool who had to come from behind to earn their third successive Premier League win.

Video of referee's dejected reaction after Lacazette miss vs Liverpool goes viral

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette was inconsolable after his miss against Liverpool despite scoring the opener. Photo: Getty Images.
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It was a game that could have gone either way but in the end, it went down to the side which was more clinical in front of goal.

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Arsenal fans were particularly irate after Lacazette missed a glorious chance when the game was 2-1.

It was a massive moment in the game that exhibited the classic striker versus keeper situation where Liverpool’s shot-stopper Alisson Becker emerged on top.

Lacazette was played clean through on goal in the 62nd minute but the Frenchman somehow had his shot saved by Alisson who was quick to come off his line to make himself big.

To be fair, a lot of people gunning for Arsenal were rather shocked by the miss, with midfielder Elneny openly crumbling to the ground in disbelief.

Another unusual character who seemed flummoxed by the miss was the referee of the day Craig Pawson who exhibited the typical player reaction to a miss.

It is not unusual to see referees have a reaction to some of the thrilling plays in a football match they are officiating, and this could be for several reasons.

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Perhaps Pawson was so certain it would be a goal that he didn’t expect himself to be making another sprint to the opposite direction to keep an eye on a Liverpool counter-attack.

Or like is the case with many other neutral fans of the game, maybe he secretly expected a thriller of a game which would have been the case if Lacazette made the scores 2-2.

New Liverpool signing Diogo Jota rounded off the scoring with a superb shot to end Arsenal’s run and ensure Liverpool continue their title defence with three wins from three.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Gabonese striker Aubameyang who currently plays for Arsenal in the Premier League has stated emphatically that he hopes the Gunners chief sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.

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The Gunners have already made a bid for the Frenchman, but they had it rejected by Lyon chiefs who want the player to remain in France.

According to the report on UK Mirror, Lyon chiefs are requesting for the sum of £55m, but Arsenal were only able to offer £32m which was rejected.

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