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Alexandre Lacazette hands Arsenal major boost following injury against Lyon

Alexandre Lacazette hands Arsenal major boost following injury against Lyon
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Alexandre Lacazette sustained an ankle injury against Lyon
Alexandre Lacazette sustained an ankle injury against Lyon (Picture: Getty)

Alexandre Lacazette has returned to fist group coaching lower than 24 hours after he used to be noticed dressed in a protecting boot following the injury he sustained against Lyon.

The 28-year-old lasted simply 12 mins against his former membership, who got here from at the back of to win the Emriates Cup courtesy of 2 targets from 2d part change Moussa Dembele.

Lacazette rolled his ankle all through the hole levels making an attempt to evade a problem and despite the fact that he endured on for a number of mins, Unai Emery opted to take a security first choice and withdraw final season’s participant of the yr.

The France global sparked panic with the beginning of the brand new Premier League season at the horizon when he used to be observed limping in the course of the combined zone dressed in a protecting boot, however he confirmed no indicators of discomfort in coaching on Monday.

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‘The doctor said to me he’s going to test the following day… it’s in his ankle,’ Emery stated after Arsenal’s defeat.

‘He’s going to be assessed over the following few days – it’s no longer critical.’

Lacazette is ready to be joined later this week via Arsenal’s new club-record signing Nicolas Pepe, who is predicted to go through a clinical imminently after a £72million rate used to be agreed with Lille.

Arsenal will boast an ideal array of attacking skill, reinforced via the coming of Dani Ceballos in addition to the ongoing building of Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka.

Concerns over a defence which shipped 51 targets final season stays, however goalkeeper Bernd Leno insists the day before today’s defeat owed extra to a flurry of 2d part subtitutions, relatively than any systemic flaws.

He stated: ‘In the second one part it used to be tough with all of the adjustments, so we misplaced somewhat of the keep watch over.

‘But the end result nowadays isn’t an important factor. We attempted to play with extra possibility and to play out from the again and I feel that went OK.

‘Also physically it was good work from the team, it was only the result that was not perfect.’

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