Rio Ferdinand: 'Alexandre Lacazette must push for Arsenal role'

Ferdinand: 'Lacazette must push for role'
© Offside
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette must push for his role in the Gunners team.

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has said that Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette must push for his role in the Gunners team.

French forward Lacazette, who could only make the substitutes' bench for his side's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, was pipped to a starting role by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Ferdinand told BT Sport that Lacazette must make an impression on manager Arsene Wenger and prove his worth if he is to retain his place in the team.

"It's down to Lacazatte to say 'I'm here to fight, play me or Aubameyang - I'm worth my weight in gold'," the former centre-back said. "He scored goals in France, he's a good finisher.

"I don't who you are, what level you're at, if confidence goes out of your game you're not the same player."

Lacazette could feature for Wenger's team, who play Ostersunds in the Europa League in their next game.

Share this article now:
Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino shake hands during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal on February 10, 2018
Read Next:
Arsene Wenger rues missed opportunities
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City3832421062779100
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd38256768284081
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs38238774363877
4Liverpool382112584384675
5Chelsea382171062382470
6Arsenal381961374512363
7Burnley381412123639-354
8Everton381310154458-1449
9Leicester CityLeicester381211155660-447
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38128183947-844
11Crystal Palace381111164555-1044
12Bournemouth381111164561-1644
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham381012164868-2042
14Watford38118194464-2041
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38913163454-2040
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield38910192858-3037
17Southampton38715163756-1936
RSwansea CitySwansea3889212856-2833
RStoke CityStoke38712193568-3333
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38613193156-2531

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account