Arsenal manager Unai Emery doesn’t believe that Alexandre Lacazette’s injury is a serious one after the Frenchman had to be subbed in the North London derby yesterday.
The Frenchman scored a superb goal before halftime to bring the Gunners back into the contest at 2-1 but was taken off 22 minutes into the second half with a knock. Asked whether the striker had a problem, Emery replied:
“Yes, I think so. [But] It’s not [severe].”
Lacazette hasn’t been included in the France squad for their fixtures against Albania and Andorra this week, so he should be able to rest and recover in time to be back after the international break.
The 28-year-old did not start against Liverpool last week due to an ankle injury, and Emery has confirmed that he has been carrying the knock since the beginning of the campaign.
Even so, the 2-2 draw against Tottenham was the first time the front three of Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe started, and supporters will be hoping to see more of it when they face Watford in two weeks time.