Martin Keown sends message to Arsenal fans about Alexandre Lacazette

Martin Keown admits that he cannot understand why Alexandre Lacazette did not start up front for Arsenal at Man City

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Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette Photo: Puma

Martin Keown has admitted that he could not understand why Alexandre Lacazette did not start up front for Arsenal against Manchester City in the Premier League at The Etihad on Sunday.

The summer signing started on the bench for Arsene Wenger’s men and came on in the second half with the Gunners trailing 2-0.

Lacazette hit a brilliant finish to pull a goal back for the visitors, but Manchester City ended up claiming all three points after Gabriel Jesus netted a third goal.

The 26-year-old French striker has been in good form for Arsenal since his move to The Emirates from Lyon in the summer transfer window.

And Arsenal legend Keown admits that he was surprised Lacazette did not start the game at The Etihad last weekend.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Keown said: “I do not understand why Lacazette did not start.

“This was the second big game after the defeat at Liverpool that he has started on the bench. I don’t think he deserves that.

“Any doubts about Arsenal’s record signing were erased when he came on and scored.”

Arsenal return to Premier League action after the international break when they host bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur at The Emirates.

The north London side’s loss to Manchester City left them in sixth place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind the leaders after just 11 games of the new campaign.

The Gunners finished fourth in the Premier League table and won the FA Cup under Wenger last term.

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