Injury boost as Alexandre Lacazette returns to full training

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Alexandre Lacazette has returned to full training following his recent surgery for a knee problem.

It was announced on February 13th that the French international was due to undergo the procedure, and it looks like everything has gone according to schedule.

The 26 year old was pictured during today’s session and must now be in contention for a place in the team for Sunday’s game against Stoke at the Emirates.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ineligible for the Europa League, Arsene Wenger will be keen to give the former Lyon man some minutes ahead of the first leg next week.

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There was further good news on the injury front as Aaron Ramsey also took full part in today’s session.

He was missing from the Wales squad after boss Ryan Giggs announced the midfielder would be undergoing a ‘small procedure‘ during the Interlull, and thankfully he hasn’t ended up like Mr McGregg, with a leg for an arm and an arm for a leg.

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Nketibag

Laca new signing

James

Beautifully executed, sir.

Pedant

Ramsey and Laca, we’re definitely stronger with them two in the team or coming on from the bench.

Double98

You just wait til we are 1 down with 20 to play – Wenger will unleash the LAWN attack

Laca Auba Welba Nketia

nothing can stop LAWNs

except mowers and weeds

Anonymarse

Alternatively Welba Auba NKetia

phelan

With Elneny and Ramsey in the midfield, right?

Anonymarse

Then we just need Santi

Onenil

A real handful. No chance of a clean sheet for whoever we come up against.

Anonymarse

Heh

Dr Zebra

Great news! Looking forward to having him back for Europe but maybe also combining with Aubameyang in the league too!

Lack of Perspective

Surely the premier league offers some room for experimentation with two strikers?

Gudaffiduck

Great news. Wele + laca in europa now which is much more desirable.

Double98

If he had a arm for a leg and a leg for an arm – what would the hand ball rule be?

TeeCee

Whatever Mike Dean says it is this week?

Axel

auba laca front two of dreams here we go !!!

Bergkamp 3:16

Thank Bergkamp for his return. This is great news especially when you consider our Europa League ambitions.

Me2

We have missed his lack of goals immensely.
Lets hope once he is fully fit he can hit the ground running and quickly get back into not scoring goals like we saw before he was injured.
Although, in truth it was very difficult to differentiate his contribution when he was fit as to when he was injured.
And all for 100 odd thousand a week.
I’m not even going to mention Elneny’s new contract – thoroughly undeserved…

Cannon and Ball and Arse’n’all

You’re more of a buzz kill than buzz killington

Wengerballz

You suck dude

arsepedant

Wow, what a Welbeck-Aubameyang-NKetiah-Elneny-Ramsey you are.

Neggy

Nice 1 lacca..be up in your coming games..

santori

Welcome option to Danny in the Europa.

Razz

Where is my santi carzola ?

midgunner

Keeping Mr McGregg company, sadly.

loose_cannon

Could see him regaining his place up front for Europa and Welbeck going wide left, Mhki right and Ozil at 10. But in the league not sure if he still fits in the starting line up

89 was fine

Glad he’s back the less players in that injury room the better.

Merlin's Panini

Perhaps the injury was the reason behind his Lacazest…

Here’s hoping for a more productive rest of the campaign as he started very well.

Matt

Pity we still have the same manager

Teryima Adi

And that is good news.

SLGooner

For all the people on here talking about Laca’s lack of productivity and goal scoring …. don’t forget that for the majority of the games that he started, Wenger was pulling him out around the 65th-70th minute. Constantly not playing the last 20-25 mins of a game can take a lot of potential goals away from a striker, especially with tired legs on the opponent’s defense