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Ian Wright agrees with Michael Owen's comment on Alexandre Lacazette

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Many Arsenal fans will be very happy with the start Alexandre Lacazette has made to life in north London.

The striker was signed from Lyon for an initial £46.5 million this summer and has already scored four goals in seven matches.

However, he didn’t have the most enjoyable of matches against Brighton on Sunday lunchtime.

The Gunners may have ran out 2-0 winners but Lacazette failed to get himself on the scoresheet - although he did hit the post with a screamer in the opening few minutes.

But with 20 minutes remaining, the Frenchman was substituted for Olivier Giroud with the home side already 2-0 ahead.

It’s something that Lacazette would no doubt have been disappointed with as he attempts to keep up with the likes of Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata in the goalscoring charts.

And it’s something that Ian Wright wasn’t too happy with.

During the match, the Arsenal legend sent two tweets that read: “Please do not take off Laca” and “Gutted lacazette has been taken off again!”

Ian Wright agrees with Michael Owen

And when Michael Owen suggested it should have been Alexis Sanchez - who is set to leave the club in the near future getting subbed instead - Wright completely agreed. Owen insisted that taking off a striker that is still trying to find him feet - and possibly confidence - in the Premier League is the wrong thing to do.

“Michael Owen bang about Lacazette,” he tweeted.

It’s something that has happened on a few occasions already this campaign.

Lacazette was on a hat-trick on Monday against West Brom when Arsene Wenger decided to bring him off inside the final 10 minutes, while he came off after 66 minutes during the 0-0 draw with Chelsea.

Again, the forward was taken off against Bournemouth before that with 15 minutes remaining after getting himself on the scoresheet. while he was only on the bench for the 4-0 thrashing against Liverpool.

In the previous match against Stoke, he made way in the 78th minute - although he did play 90 minutes against Leicester on his debut.

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