Arsene Wenger has ruined Alexandre Lacazette’s confidence.
That’s the view of Gunners legend Ian Wright which comes following Lacazette’s drop to the substitutes bench for Arsenal’s last game.
The Gunners star who arrived for a club record £52m fee from Lyon last summer has scored nine Premier League goals in his debut season.
Lacazette earned a formidable reputation of being one of the world’s most lethal finishers. Last season the Frenchman netted 37 in 45 appearances for Lyon.
Despite starting 22 league games for the Gunners, the hitman is regularly hooked by Wenger in the second-half.
The 26-year-old is out of form and has only managed to score one goal in his last 10 games in all competitions.
And Wright believes it’s Wenger mismanagement that has led to Lacazette’s goal drought.
“He has played well in games, he has scored goals, but he has been taken off,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live (via Sport Review).
“Wenger has destroyed Lacazette’s confidence.”
After being dropped last weekend, Lacazette now faces heavy competition in the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he’s to return to the Arsenal starting XI.
Aubameyang impressed and scored on his debut in the 5-1 win over Everton on Saturday.