Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette could make his comeback from injury in their next Premier League fixture against Sheffield United, according to Sky Sports.
The Gunners take on Chris Wilder’s side in the first match after the international break at Bramall Lane, and they could be boosted by the Frenchman’s return.
Lacazette has been out injured since hobbling off in the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur with an ankle injury.
The 28-year-old has subsequently missed Arsenal’s last four Premier League matches against Watford, Aston Villa, Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth.
However, according to Sky Sports, the former Lyon man’s rehabilitation has gone well and he is hoping to take part in first-team training next week.
Should that go well and if he comes through it unscathed, then he could be available for Arsenal’s visit to Bramall Lane on Monday 21st October.
There is no doubt that the return to fitness of Lacazette is a huge boost for Unai Emery and Arsenal.
The French international is an outstanding striker, as proven last season when he scored 19 goals and created 13 assists for the Gunners in all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
He had also made a strong start to the current campaign with two goals in three league games before getting injured, and they will hope that he can pick up where he left off when he returns.
Emery won’t want to rush him back, but if he is fully fit he would be a really useful player for them to have when they face Sheffield United.
The Blades have only conceded seven goals in the Premier League this season, with only Liverpool having shipped fewer goals. Arsenal may therefore need all the firepower they can get to break them down, and Lacazette would certainly add to that.
Arsenal fans, how happy are you with the news that Alexandre Lacazette could be close to a return from injury? And would you throw him straight in for the match against Sheffield United? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
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