Arsenal deserve apology from Lacazette after 'insult' - pundit

By Gabriel Agbonlahor

21st Apr, 2022 | 6:30am

Alexandre Lacazette told to apologise to Arsenal after 'insulting' development - pundit

Alexandre Lacazette should apologise to Arsenal after he revealed he wanted to play Champions League football next season, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed the timing of Lacazette’s comments are “cheeky” and an “insult” to his employers.

The 30-year-old told French TV channel Canal Plus this week he wants to play again in the Champions League.

He is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season and revealed he is in contact with “a lot of clubs”.

As quoted by BBC Sport yesterday (19 April), Mikel Arteta urged the striker to focus on Arsenal as they try and finish in the top four.

Asked for his verdict on Lacazette’s comments, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It’s cheeky.

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“If he wants to play Champions League football the only team he’ll be playing it at is Partizan Belgrade or Panathinaikos. He won’t be playing it at a big club because he can’t hit a barn door.

“The audacity to say that he wants to play Champions League football when he’s putting in performances that are lacklustre is an insult to Arsenal, to be honest. I think he should apologise.

“Maybe he would be playing Champions League football for Arsenal if he could score a goal.”

Lacazette has only scored four times in 25 Premier League games this term but has chipped in with seven assists.

A win against Chelsea this evening (20 April) will put them level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham.

In other news, a club is in advanced talks to sign an Arsenal 26-year-old as personal terms are agreed.