By Frank McAvennie

8th Oct, 2021 | 2:45pm

Lacazette tipped for Arsenal exit as news emerges from France on replacement signing - pundit

Frank McAvennie has warned Alexandre Lacazette could ask to leave Arsenal if his game time doesn’t increase.

The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admits he would ask to leave if he was in the striker’s shoes.

Lacazette has only made two appearances in the Premier League this season.

French outlet Onze Mondial (via Teamtalk) reported on 8 October that the Gunners are looking for a Lacazette replacement.

He has only accumulated 49 minutes on the pitch in the league after making two sub appearances.

Mikel Arteta is only deploying one striker in his current system with Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang preferred over Lacazette.

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McAvennie insists the forward could ask to leave Arsenal anyway after barely featuring this season.

“You can’t leave a player like that out,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“It makes no sense to me. Aubameyang is a cracking player and I get he has to start.

“But Lacazette is an excellent striker. He knows where the goal is and he can’t be happy about missing out.

“Maybe this is just because there is less rotation this year. There’s no Europe so there are less games.

“Yeah, this makes no sense to me. I would ask to leave if I was him. especially if things don’t change.”

Lacazette has scored 67 goals in 174 appearances for the Gunners since signing from Lyon in 2017.

The Frenchman has bagged himself two goals in the EFL Cup this season.

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