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

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: BT Sport

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.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Phil Foden
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton reveals his England v Senegal prediction
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Phil Foden
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton reveals his England v Senegal prediction
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature