Jack Wilshere sends Arsenal message to Alexandre Lacazette

Jack Wilshere reveals his delight at seeing Alexandre Lacazette get back to scoring ways for Arsenal

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere Photo: Puma

Jack Wilshere has revealed his delight at seeing Alexandre Lacazette make his return to action for Arsenal on Sunday.

The French striker, who signed for the Gunners from Lyon in the summer transfer window last year, had been out of action with a knee injury for more than a month.

Lacazette suffered the problem during the 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at Wembley last month and had to undergo surgery to correct the problem.

However, the forward returned to action on Sunday when he came off the bench to score Arsenal’s third goal in their 3-0 win over Stoke City from the penalty spot.

And Gunners midfielder Wilshere has revealed his delight at seeing the France international return to action this weekend as he bids to try and help Arsenal end the season on a high.

Speaking to Arsenal Player after Sunday’s game, Wilshere said: “I’m buzzing for Laca. I know how hard he’s worked. He didn’t take his injury well, but nobody does.

“He was down but he knew what it takes to come back. He’s worked hard and only trained a couple of days, but he was out there and looked like he’s not been away.

“It’s good for the team, good for him and I’m happy for him.”

Arsenal now switch their attentions towards their crunch Europa League showdown against CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their quarter-final clash on Thursday night.

With the Gunners in sixth place in the table, their best hope of qualifying for the Champions League will be to win the Europa League this term.

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