Seaman: Wenger must start Lacazette against Tottenham

David Seaman has called on Arsene Wenger to start Alexandre Lacazette when Arsenal hosts north London rival Tottenham on Saturday.

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has been left out of the starting XI for Arsenal's big Premier League clashes against Manchester City and Liverpool this season.   -  Getty Images

Arsene Wenger must reinstate Alexandre Lacazette to the Arsenal starting line-up for the north London derby, according to David Seaman.

Record signing Lacazette has been left out of the starting XI for Arsenal's big Premier League clashes against Manchester City and Liverpool this season, matches the Gunners lost.

Arsenal scored just one goal in both of those clashes, Lacazette coming off the bench to give it a glimmer of hope against City before the international break.

It went on to lose that game 3-1 but Seaman was impressed by the former Lyon striker – who scored twice in France's 2-2 draw with Germany on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Wenger insisted he "completely" trusts Lacazette despite omitting him for two of the biggest games of the campaign.

Seaman hopes that means the 26-year-old will start when Arsenal hosts Tottenham on Saturday, with the Gunners looking to move within a point of their fierce rivals.

"I think it's time, I think that he's shown what he can do now," Seaman told Omnisport.

"Preferably down the middle, that's where he likes to play.

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"For me he is an Ian Wright-type player, he is a natural finisher. As soon as he gets a half chance he hits it and it doesn't just trickle in, it flies in the goal.

"He's definitely hitting the net, and as he's shown over the international break he can do it at that level too, so for me get him in and play him straight down the middle."

 

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