Shocking: Agent reveals Lacazette’s mindset over being benched

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Alexandre Lacazette’s agent says the Arsenal striker is not worried about being benched for Sunday’s loss to Manchester City and that “everything is fine” between the player and Arsene Wenger.

Lacazette was dropped for the second time in a big away game by Wenger but came on in the second half to pull a goal back in the 3-1 defeat.

While Wenger’s decision drew criticism after the game, Lacazette’s agent, David Venditelli, said the striker — also benched for the 4-0 loss to Liverpool in August — is staying calm about the situation.

“It’s not worrying, because he played at Chelsea,” Venditelli told SFR Sport. “Our way of working is to relativise things: 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.”

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