Alexandre Lacazette’s agent breaks silence about striker’s situation at Arsenal
The Arsenal signing's agent insists Alexandre Lacazette is happy with life at The Emirates
Alexandre Lacazette isn’t concerned about Arsene Wenger’s lack of trust in the Arsenal summer signing, according to the striker’s agent.
The Gunners manager made Lacazette the most-expensive signing in the north London side’s history after Arsenal spent £52m on the 26-year-old in the summer.
The new addition opened his Arsenal account with the opening goal in a 4-3 victory over Leicester City in their opening Premier League game of the season.
Lacazette found the back of the net in victories over Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion to take his tally to four goals.
However, Wenger omitted his big-name signing from his starting line-up for defeats at Stoke City and Liverpool back in August.
The former Lyon striker squashed concerns about his ability to perform on the road in the Premier League with a goal in Arsenal’s 5-2 win at Everton last month.
But Wenger started Alexis Sanchez ahead of Lacazette for the trip to Manchester City last weekend before the summer signing came off the bench to score in a 3-1 loss to the Premier League leaders.
Asked about whether Lacazette is happy with life at Arsenal, the striker’s agent David Venditelli told SFR:
“It’s not worrying, because he played at Chelsea. ‘Our way of working is to relativise things: 11 matches, nine starts.
“Of course, it’s not nice to see that he didn’t start that match, but it was – as Arsene Wenger explained – for tactical reasons.
“He’s learning. Alex needs to have calm around him. He’s happy, and Arsenal are too with his work.
“It’s not because a player doesn’t play, even though it’s two important games of course. He would have preferred to have played them.”
Arsenal are in sixth place in the Premier League table.