Arsene Wenger provides positive Arsenal injury update on Alexandre Lacazette
The Arsenal manager gives an update on Alexandre Lacazette ahead of his return from a knee problem
Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is on course to recover from his knee problem in four weeks.
The France international moved to the north London side from Ligue 1 side Lyon in the 2017 summer transfer window.
Lacazette moved to the Gunners in a club record £52m deal from the French club but has struggled to adapt to the Premier League.
The French forward has netted nine times in 26 games in the Premier League before he succumbed to a knee problem in the north London derby.
The 26-year-old is facing increased competition for places following the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a £56m deal from Ligue 1 outfit Lyon in the January transfer window.
Wenger confirmed Lacazette is progressing well and should return to Arsenal training within the next month or so.
“He’s doing well. I think he will be ahead of his planned recovery,” Wenger told his pre-match media conference ahead of the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
“It should be four weeks from now, maybe three and a half weeks, so his response has been good.”
Lacazette netted 129 times in 275 games in all competitions over the past five seasons at Ligue 1 side Lyon before his move to Arsenal last summer.
The Gunners are in sixth place in the Premier League table and eight points behind Chelsea FC in fourth spot.
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League crown since 2004 but the Gunners have lifted the FA Cup in three of the past four campaigns.