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Agent: 'Alexandre Lacazette has no issue with Arsene Wenger'

Lacazette has 'no problem' with Wenger
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Alexandre Lacazette's agent insists that the Arsenal striker has no issues with Arsene Wenger over dropping him against Manchester City.

Alexandre Lacazette's agent David Venditelli has claimed that his client has no plans to confront Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger over team selection.

The striker, who moved to the Emirates from Lyon for a club-record £52m fee, was left on the bench for Sunday's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.

Earlier on in the season, the Frenchman was also left out of the first XI against Liverpool at Anfield, where they were beaten 4-0 by Jurgen Klopp's men.

When asked about the situation, Venditelli told SFR Sport. "It's not worrying, because he played at Chelsea. Our way of working is to make things relative: 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.

"When you're outside the club, I can understand the questions. I understand, but I think Alex isn't complaining about his playing time, even if he would prefer to start games like those against City or Liverpool.

"But he talks to the manager, the staff - there's no problem. You can't, every time your player doesn't play, even if it's Alexandre Lacazette, knock on the door or pick up the phone and talk to the manager. No, no, it's not time yet. Everything is fine."

The 26-year-old has scored six league goals so far.

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