Lacazette should convince Emery to play him before giving up on Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette is considering a surprise move away from Arsenal before Friday’s European transfer deadline, according to Le10Sport.

What’s the word?

When Unai Emery succeeded Arsene Wenger as manager at the Emirates, question marks were raised over the futures of some first-team players.

Lacazette was already edging towards the fringes, and since the new boss has come in, the Frenchman has not started a game yet.

In three Premier League outings, the forward has come on as a substitute as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been preferred.

As a result of this, Le10Sport claims that Lacazette is deliberating over a late move abroad before Friday’s transfer deadline around Europe.

Is he being too hasty?

In short? Yes.

Understandably, it is frustrating for any first-team player not to be regularly named in the first XI, but it would be wrong for Lacazette to give up.

Arsenal are only three games into the new season under Emery, and the manager has shown with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey that he can be ruthless with regards to team selection.

Lacazette – valued at £54m by Transfermarkt – has proven his goalscoring prowess at Arsenal, but he needs to get his head down and show Emery that he deserves a spot in the side.

If the striker is still struggling to impress the Spanish coach come January or the end of the season, then he should reassess his options.