Arsenal forward Alexander Lacazette has apologized to the team’s fans around the world for losing his cool and getting a red card which reduced the team to 10-men in their 1 – 0 shocking loss to lowly rated Bate Borisov in the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.
Stanislav Dragun scored the only goal of the match after heading home Igor Stasevich’s free-kick just before half-time.
France international Lacazette who had a goal rightly disallowed early in the second half was shown a straight red card for elbowing Aleksandar Filipovic in the 85th minute.
Reacting to the case of being sent off, Lacazette on his social media handles wrote a letter of apology to fans and management of the club for allowing his frustration get in the way of the team’s success. “Letting the team down like that is the worst feeling. I should have stayed calm but it’s not always easy. Sorry There are still 90 minutes to play and I believe that my teammates will make it to the next round.”
This is Bate’s first over an English side at home in European competition and will be hoping to be luckier in the return leg next week Thursday at the Emirates stadium.