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Bournemouth's Lys Mousset hits out at Eddie Howe over playing time

Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset says he could have joined Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur in the summer after hitting out at Cherries boss Eddie Howe for a lack of game time.

The French striker, who signed for a reported £5.4 million in the summer from Le Havre, has failed to start a single Premier League game this season.

"If I wanted to be third, fourth or fifth in line as a striker, I could have signed for Arsenal or Tottenham," Mousset told French newspaper Paris-Normandie.

"It's bizarre, but I feel like I've been left to one side, and it annoys me to think I might go a season without scoring."

The 20-year-old has struggled to even make the Cherries bench this season, with the likes of top goalscorer Callum Wilson and Benik Afobe keeping him out the squad.

Mousset was produced by Le Havre, who have had some world class players such as Manchester United's Paul Pogba, West Ham's Dimitri Payet and Leicester's Riyad Mahrez over the years.

"The manager told me I would play in the next league game [against Southampton] but in the end, I wasn't even in the group."

"Frankly, I feel like I'm a spectator. I can't stay like this. I always dreamed of being in England, but not in these conditions."

Mousset has played just 23 minutes of Premier League action across two substitute appearances this term.

Playing for Bob Bradley last season, who is now managing Swansea, Mousset scored 14 goals in 29 games in Ligue 2, the second tier of French football.