Arsene Wenger has insisted that he trusts Alexandre Lacazette “completely” at Arsenal.
Lacazette became Arsenal’s club-record signing in the summer after arriving from Lyon, and has started all but two Premier League games.
But doubts have been expressed as those two games came against Liverpool and Manchester City, both fellow title contenders.
Arsenal face Tottenham on Saturday and Lacazette is expected to feature, with his agent alleviating fears over his standing at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger revealed he will be without Olivier Giroud for the game after the France striker came back injured from the international break.
That means Lacazette is likely to start in attack having been left out of other big games.
Arsenal’s record signing has only completed 90 minutes once since his summer arrival but Wenger says there is no lack of trust.
“I have a big choice to make every time, big decisions to make up front,” he added.
“But he’s played many games, Alexandre Lacazette. He didn’t play away from home at City, I think that’s the only game he didn’t start (along with Liverpool). I trust him completely.”