Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette scores hat-trick in Brentford friendly

Lacazette scored a hat-trick today for Arsenal in a friendly at London Colney (Picture: Getty)

Alexandre Lacazette bagged three goals for Arsenal today in a friendly match against Brentford B played at London Colney.

In what was an impressive display by the Frenchman, Lacazette scored his first halfway through the first-half with a deflected shot.

He then doubled Arsenal’s lead just after the break by reacting to a rebound before scoring his third with a shot from distance as the Gunners beat Brentford 4-1 in a behind closed doors friendly.

Lacazette rediscovering his shooting boots will be welcome news for manager Mikel Arteta who is short of goalscorers ever since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moved to Barcelona in January.

Arsenal were interested in signing striker Dusan Vlahovic in the winter window but missed out on the Serbian, who joined Italian giants Juventus instead.

Lacazette is out of contract in the summer (Picture: Getty)

Despite his strong work ethic and pivotal role within the team’s play, Lacazette has scored just four goals in 23 Premier League appearances this season.

The 30-year-old is out of contract in the summer and is due to hold talks with the club at the end of the season.

‘We have discussed that at the end of the season, when we know where we are going, to make a decision together,’ Arteta said earlier this month.

‘We agreed the decision is to do it in the summer and that’s when we are going to do it.’

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