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Oct

Arsenal handed major injury boost ahead of Sheffield United clash : report


Written by Ed Davison

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Arsenal have received a boost on the injury front with Alexandre Lacazette back in on-field training with the Gunners following his recovery from a nagging ankle problem.

The Frenchman picked up an ankle sprain during the Emirates Cup clash against former club Lyon but he was able to partly recover from the setback to contribute a couple of league goals for the club in August.

Despite this, he was not able to feature for the Gunners in September after it was analysed through the club’s doctors that he needed an extended rest in order to completely overcome the ankle injury.

According to Football.London, the Frenchman has been engaging in on-field training for nearly a week and he could make his comeback during the Premier League clash against Sheffield United on October 21.

Bukayo Saka has got the regular nod for the frontline duties alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe in the absence of Lacazette, and he could maintain his starting place at Bramall Lane.

Gunners boss Unai Emery has generally been reluctant to immediately introduce any player following an injury setback and the same may be the case with Lacazette, who may initially feature off the bench.

Elsewhere, Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding should be approaching peak fitness after their injury comebacks and it remains to be seen whether the trio will feature in the league after the break.

Among the trio, Holding may have to wait a little longer for his starting chance, considering Emery seems content with the central defensive pairing of David Luiz and Sokratis at the moment.


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