Ian Wright sends warning to Arsenal fans about summer signing
The Arsenal legend warns Arsene Wenger that Alexandre Lacazette needs a full quota of minutes in the Premier Leagur
Ian Wright has warned Arsene Wenger that Alexandre Lacazette will start to become disillusioned if the Arsenal manager keeps substituting his record signing.
The France international scored on his Arsenal debut in a 4-3 victory over Leicester City in their opening Premier League game of the 2017-18 season.
Lacazette moved to Arsenal in a club-record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon to improve their attacking options.
The 26-year-old centre-forward was left on the bench for the trip to Liverpool as Arsenal suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss to title rivals at Anfield.
Lacazette started his second Premier League game on the road on Sunday at Stamford Bridge but Wenger opted to take off the France star to bring on Alexis Sanchez in the 66th minute.
However, former Arsenal striker Wright warned Wenger that Lacazette will start to become unhappy if the Gunners boss continues to deny his record signing 90 minutes of action.
“I was really disappointed to see he was taken off,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“At some stage that is going to start to rankle with him. He wanted to stay on.
“He would have thought he would get something in the latter stage of the game. He has to earn that right.”
Lacazette scored 100 goals in 201 appearances in Ligue 1 during his seven-season stay at Lyon.
Arsenal have won two of their opening five Premier League games including a goalless draw with Chelsea last weekend.