There were reports of the Frenchman being dropped to the bench for the game as he is our £50m top striker, ahead of out of form Alexis Sanchez in the centre forward position, especially given how both him and Mesut Ozil played in the game, however his agent David Venditelli has said this wasn’t the case at all.
Lacazette came off the bench and scored our goal to get us back into the game until the referee spoiled the comeback with a more-than-dubious offside decision which led to Man City’s third goal which basically killed off any hope we had of an equaliser and getting anything out of the game.
Former pro’s Alan Shearer and Ian Wright had been goading Lacazette into speaking to Arsene Wenger about being left on the bench for the game, but it seems as though Lacazette’s agent is the voice of reason, and said:
“When you’re outside the club, I can understand the questions. I understand, but I think Alex isn’t complaining about his playing time, even if he would prefer to start games like those against City or Liverpool, but he talks to the manager, the staff, there’s no problem. Afterwards, there’s a choice made. You can’t, every time your player doesn’t play, even if it’s Alexandre Lacazette, knock on the door or pick up the phone and talk to the manager. Everything is fine…”
Lacazette is currently in Paris preparing for France’s game with Wales this weekend, where Olivier Giroud had an injury scare.