Ian Wright sends blunt message to Arsene Wenger about Arsenal signing

The Arsenal legend insists Arsene Wenger is wrong to ease the France international into the Gunners team

Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright has rubbished the suggestion that Arsenal signing Alexandre Lacazette needs time to settle at The Emirates.

The Gunners signed the France international in a club-record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon in the summer transfer window.

Lacazette moved to the north London side to bolster their attacking options for the 2017-18 season after missing out on a top-four place last term.

The 26-year-old has already scored four goals in seven games in the Premier League this season to silence his critics.

However, Lacazette is still waiting to net his first goal on the road as the summer signing looks to cement his start to life in north London.

Arsene Wenger has used the French striker sparingly on the road after leaving the striker on the bench at Liverpool and Stoke City.

However, former Arsenal striker Wright doesn’t believe Lacazette needs time to adjust to the Premier League.

“Arsene Wenger thinks Lacazette needs to settle,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“But me as a striker watching him, I am very excited by him and I don’t think he is someone who needs to settle. Wenger can let him go [play].”

Arsenal also signed Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac in a free transfer from Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 in the summer.

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