Alexandre Lacazette back in full training and may feature against Sheff Utd
Alexandre Lacazette was back in full training on Thursday and according to Unai Emery may feature against Sheff Utd.
The Frenchman injured his ankle in the North London derby against Tottenham and has since been sidelined. However, he has fully recovered and is available for selection.
Speaking in the pre-match press conference yesterday Emery said this about Lacazette
“Today is Lacazette’s first training back with us,” Unai Emery said on Thursday. “He finished it well and he’s feeling well with his injuries. Tomorrow we will be training again and he will be with us. We will decide.
“The most important thing is that first he is training, then secondly it’s whether he can be with us and it depends how he can feel in the next days training with us, whether his ankle is not giving him any more problems.
“It’s positive for us that he’s started training and that he’s a possibility for Monday. I don’t know whether he’s ready for 90 minutes or on the bench. We’ll decide that over the next days, but it’s very important for him to come back to training with us.
Knowing how conservative Emery can be I doubt he will be risking Laca as a starter but I do expect him to be named as a sub. This is a massive boost for the club and fans to have the 28-year-old back fit and ready.
Lacazette, along with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is an integral part of the Arsenal forward line and has been missed. Very soon we will have the strongest possible Arsenal eleven that Emery can field. This has not been the case for a very long time.