Arsene Wenger bizarrely refuses to confirm his backing for Arsenal summer signing

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger surprisingly refused to offer his backing to summer signing Alexandre Lacazette after leaving him out of the Manchester City game before the international break.

The France international has made a decent start to life in the Premier League, scoring six goals in his first 11 league appearances for the Gunners.

Still, Lacazette was bizarrely benched by Wenger for big games at Liverpool and City, leading some to question if he trusts the 26-year-old fully.

When quizzed about it in his press conference today, Wenger missed the chance to give Lacazette a more resounding backing, and would not commit to giving him a start against Tottenham this weekend either.

‘He played many games Lacazette,’ Wenger is quoted in the Daily Mirror. ‘Will he start on Saturday? The decision has not been made.’

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Alexandre Lacazette has six goals in 11 Premier League games for Arsenal

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Arsenal could do with the goal threat of Lacazette in such a big game against a defensively solid Spurs side riding high in the Premier League.

The striker scored 37 goals in all competitions for Lyon last season before earning his big move to Arsenal, and looks like he should be given the chance to replicate that at his new club.

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