Alexandre Lacazette has been advised to confront Arsene Wenger to know why he is persistently being benched for big games.

This piece of advice is coming from Alan Shearer on the heels of Arsenal's 3-1 loss to Manchester City in which the French striker was again left out of the starting 11.

Lacazette was benched when Arsenal was ripped apart by Liverpool and the former Lyon star came off the bench to score Arsenal's only goal at the Etihad on Sunday.

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"He left him out at Anfield and again today, against your rivals," Shearer said on Match of the Day 2.

"You spend £50m on a striker and think he will make the difference in the big games.

"He has scored six league goals, more than double anyone else in that Arsenal team.

"He played Alexis Sanchez today, who doesn't want to commit himself to the football club, what does that say to Lacazette and his teammates?

"He has got every right to go and knock on Wenger's door tomorrow and say: 'Do you not fancy me or something?'"

The Gunners are currently sixth in the Premier League, 12 points behind leaders City.

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