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

Ferdinand: 'Lacazette must push for role'
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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.

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