The agent of Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has insisted that his client is not currently worried about his game time following Arsene Wenger's decision to drop the 26-year-old to the bench in the Gunners' 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.
The France international has made an immediate impression at the Emirates since his summer move from Lyon for a club record £52m, having scored six goals in twelve appearances.
However, Wenger has overlooked Lacazette in his starting line-up for both of Arsenal's important away trips to Liverpool and Manchester City - which both ended in defeat.
Although Lacazette's agent, David Vendetelli, admitted that his client's ambition is to play every game, he insisted that it has not come to the point where a direct approach to Wenger needs to be made to discuss the issue.
Vendetelli told SFR Sport, via Goal: “It’s not worrying, because he played at Chelsea. ‘Our way of working is to relativise things: 11 matches, nine starts.
Imagine finally signing a world class striker in Alexandre Lacazette, and then not start him away to Liverpool or City. Incredible.— - (@WengerTactic_) November 5, 2017
"Of course, it’s not nice to see that he didn’t start that match, but it was – as Arsene Wenger explained – for tactical reasons.
“He’s learning. Alex needs to have calm around him. He’s happy, and Arsenal are too with his work.
“It’s not because a player doesn’t play, even though it’s two important games of course. He would have preferred to have played them.
"You can't, every time your player doesn't play, even if it's Alexandre Lacazette, knock on the door or pick up the phone and talk to the manager. No, no, it's not time yet. Everything is fine," he added.