Alexandre Lacazette’s agent posted a rather worrying message on Twitter after his client was substituted in the match against Chelsea on Saturday.
Lacazette put in an impressive performance against Chelsea, scoring the opening goal of the game and working hard for the entire time he was on the pitch. However, he was substituted midway through the second half, as so often during his Arsenal career so far.
The fans in the stadium weren’t happy, with some boos ringing out after the decision was announced, despite the fact Arsenal had a two-goal lead and no real need to play two strikers at once. The supporters weren’t the only ones to express their displeasure though.
Lacazette’s agency “Score Agencies” posted a rather worrying tweet about the substitution:
— SCORE AGENCIES (@ScoreAgencies) January 19, 2019
The English translation provided by GFFN was “Is this substitution the last straw?”
The hashtags “Lacazette” and “Gunners” mean there can be no doubt what the agency was referencing, whilst “next stage” and “#ByeBye” are certainly concerning phrases to hear from someone who is meant to represent the striker.
Arsenal fans will be used to this kind of nonsense from agents by now. Aaron Ramsey’s agent seems to believe that every week is just a new opportunity for a publicity stunt at the club’s expense, and he’s far from the first.
Hopefully, the tweet doesn’t reflect Lacazette’s true feelings about Arsenal, and it’s just his agency expressing their own personal disappointment. We’ll see.