Ian Wright reckons that Alexandre Lacazette would be right to question Arsene Wenger, who the Arsenal legend believes hasn’t been treating the striker with the respect he deserves since moving from Lyon.
Wright is frustrated on behalf of Lacazette after the France international was benched for yet another big game against Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.
“I feel for him,” said the former striker on the BBC’s Match of the Day 2.
“He’s only finished 90 minutes once against Leicester, his first game of the season, he scored in that one as well. He got pulled off after 60 minutes at Chelsea.
“He must be thinking ‘I dunno what I need to do to get in this team?’ Especially if he was watching how poorly [Alexis] Sanchez played.”
Lacazette has only completed 90 minutes once for Arsenal, which was against Leicester during the opening game of the season. Since, he’s been getting starts but rarely makes it past the 70-minute mark.
On Sunday, he was brought on in the 57th minute and scored in under 10. If he had been started instead of Alexis Sanchez, who’s not been on his game at all this season, perhaps the Gunners would have had a better chance at getting something from the match.
Arsenal fans are baffled as to why the boss isn’t starting their club record signing, who moved from Lyon for £52m over the summer. Why sign him in the first place if you’re not going to allow him to influence the big games?
I’ve mentioned this before but I can’t help but feel as if Wenger only signed the 26-year-old to appease fans over the summer.
Laca’s goal against City was his sixth in 11 matches during his first season in the Premier League.