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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has suggested that Alexandre Lacazette needs to be starting every game.
Lacazette has had a decent start to life in the Premier League but somehow he appears not to have Wenger’s full backing just yet, even though the boss claims otherwise.
Despite costing a mammoth £52m, Wenger has refused to start Laxazette against the big teams this season.
He was left on the bench in the 4-0 loss to Liverpool earlier in the season and the 3-1 loss to Manchester City last month.
Wright is among those that thinks Lacazettte needs to be playing more and has urged Wenger to give the Frenchman the freedom he needs.
“Lacazette I feel is a fantastic signing if you’re going to play him then play him continuously,” Wright said, as reported by the Metro .
“If I had him in my squad he would start literally every game. he takes half chances, he finishes well with both feet and I think now he is ready to be let loose.
“The more he plays, the more consistently he plays for the duration of games the more goals he is going to score.
“He’s that predator in the box Arsenal have been missing for many years.”
I was one of those who questioned Wenger’s decision to bench Lacazette against City and I think it turned out to be a big mistake as it was the striker who eventually got our only goal in that game.
I am not saying we would have won the game had he started but he would have given us more threat upfront than Sanchez did.
Lacazette has scored six Premier League goals for Arsenal this season.
s urged Jack Wilshere to leave Arsenal if he wants to make England’s World Cup team.
Wilshere is yet to start a Premier League game for Arsenal this season, making only a couple of substitute appearances so far.
His situation at Arsenal is already having somewhat of a negative impact on his international future, with England manager Gareth Southgate refusing to pick him in the last international break despite England’s midfield crisis.
With the World Cup coming up next summer, Ighalo has now urged Wilshere to leave Arsenal if he wants to be part of the showpiece.
Speaking in a recent interview with the Premier League Daily as quoted by the Daily Cannon, Ighalo said:
“For him to get more games and to be ready for the World Cup, he has to play more.
“If he’s still there and he’s not getting the opportunities to play, I’d advise him to leave. He’s a very good player, he can’t be there sitting on the bench. If he cannot play at Arsenal, he can play at any other big team in the Premier League”
Ighalo comments will not go down well with many Arsenal fans who want to see Wilshere stay here for a long time.
The midfielder is an emblem of Arsenal’s culture and beliefs and it would be great if he stays and achieve a legendary status.