Lucas Perez back in training

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Lucas Perez injury reading

Lucas Perez is edging closer to a first team return after partaking in a light session at first team training ahead of the match with PSG.

The Spaniard suffered ankle ligament damage just over a month ago in the 2-0 EFL Cup win over Reading and subsequently missed the matches with Sunderland, Ludogorets, Sp*rs and Manchester United.

It’s likely the striker won’t be ready for another week, meaning he’ll miss three more games, however, he could challenge for a squad position when Arsene Wenger’s men travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham on 3 December.

Arseblog News’ resident Arsenal youth expert, Jeorge Bird, also reports that Chris Willock and Gedion Zelalem trained with the first team ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League group decider. We’ll have more team news later.

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Cliff Bastin
Cliff Bastin

REINFORCEMENTS READY

(who else played red alert 2?)

TR7
TR7

Reinforcements have arrived

Pires' Left Foot
Pires' Left Foot

EVA: Signal flare, detected. Allied reinforcements have arrived.

SG_Gooner
SG_Gooner

erm…tiberium sun counts?

artillery ready

tankard gooner
tankard gooner

Get outta here Jonesy! Wrong franchise. 😀

eternalflamini
eternalflamini

This has been a good week so far.

Rossi88
Rossi88

Good news. Want to see more of Chris Willock too. I hope he rests Sanchez, at most put him on bench.

eternalflamini
eternalflamini

Agreed. Giroud has done enough to warrant a starting place. You have to admit his attitude when he’s benched – he fights tooth and nail to get back in the team. Debuchy take note!

Bob Davis

Be great if Giroud scored against PSG! It’s the only way to answer his critics.

Arsepedant
Arsepedant

I’d like to see both Giroud and Sanchez start, and both of them to score against PSG. Sanchez can be rested for the Bournemouth and Southampton matches.

John Oats

The way his leg was tightly strapped up against Man U, I wouldn’t take the risk!

ben
ben

Over the moon with this news! I really hope it puts the end to Ramsey on the wing. I think Perez will be miles better for helping our build up play in the final third which is when we cause most problems for the opposition – when we’re patient. I know he’s only played a handful of games, but the signs have been encouraging.

Ramsey and Jenkinson have a lot of strengths, but with game controllers missing like Cazorla they can be a really disruptive to our rhythm. When Cazorla isn’t their they get on the ball a lot more and are either pretty wasteful in Ramsey’s case, or overly conservative in Jenkinson’s case. Again – not digging these guys out as they have major strengths, but with the team struggling for fluidity I’d rather someone who’s a bit more streetwise on the ball like Perez rather than Ramsey who trys the flick, glory ball too often for me.

GoonerAbroad
GoonerAbroad

look at the dab

Little Mozart
Little Mozart

You think that’s a picture of Lucas up there but it is actually a live stream of his mannequin challenge.

heihaci
heihaci

soon as we get him back and Wele then we have some competition for attack. Theo/Iwobi and Sanchez/Girioud will need to up their game!

ahmed zungu
ahmed zungu

wellcome back perez”speed 220 on the pitch….