Alexandre Lacazette’s agent has spoken for the first time since his player was benched for Arsenal’s match with Manchester City at the weekend (via The Metro).
It was puzzling to see Alexandre Lacazette’s name on the bench when the teams were announced on Sunday afternoon.
The Frenchman is the club’s record signing but was dropped in favour of Alex Iwobi for the tie with Alexis Sanchez moving up front.
Of course, Lacazette came off the bench to score the Gunners’ only goal and now, his agent has responded to what happened on Sunday for the first time.
“It’s not worrying, because he played at Chelsea,” David Venditelli told SFR Sport.
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“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.”
It was such a puzzling decision from Arsene Wenger, especially considering how much better the Gunners looked once Lacazette was in the team. Let’s hope Wenger realises the error of his ways and gets Lacazette back on the pitch where he belongs.