Arsenal ace Lacazette slammed for lack of commitment by club icon Merson who urges Arteta to start Aubameyang in middle

ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE plays like he knows he is going to get subbed off, claimed Paul Merson.

The former Arsenal star ripped into the striker as he urged Mikel Arteta to change his tactics.

Lacazette is now without a goal in his last six games across all competitions for Arsenal.

In the Premier League, he has chipped in with three goals in seven appearances.

But Merson has questioned whether the 29-year-old's works as he should when he's on the pitch.

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Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: "Lacazette plays like, I watch him and it’s ‘I’m coming off after 70 minutes… so pfft’."

And the eagle-eyed pundit urged Arteta to start playing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the middle rather than out wide.

He said: "I just think you’ve got to get Aubameyang (in the middle).

"I played out on the wing in my career for part of it.

"You either have so much of the ball you can’t get enough of it or you never see it for 20 minutes and you’re sitting there doing nothing.

"When you’ve got your most talented player playing out there he’s too easy to pick up.

"Teams are getting used to him now he gets it out on the left, he cuts in and bends it in the top corner.

"They are stopping that so they’ve got to get him in the middle of the pitch."

Merson has also claimed that ex-Chelsea star Willian 'looks lost' at the club.

Ahead of the game against Leeds, Arsenal have lost four of their opening eight league games.

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