Arsenal receive boost after striker Alexandre Lacazette makes good progress after knee surgery

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette and Swansea City's Mike van der Hoorn right) battle for the ball (pic

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette and Swansea City's Mike van der Hoorn right) battle for the ball (pic Nick Potts/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hoping striker Alexandre Lacazette could be fit to play in the next round of the Europa League, handing the Gunners a timely injury boost.

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette looks dejected after seeing a late chance go wide at Wembley Stadium (

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette looks dejected after seeing a late chance go wide at Wembley Stadium (pic Victoria Jones/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Lacazette, who signed for the Gunners from Lyon in the summer for £52 million had ‘arthroscopy on his left knee’ in London and had to go through a rehabilitation process.

There were fears the French forward could miss six weeks with his knee issue which saw him undergo surgery straight after the 1-0 loss to Spurs at Wembley.

The 26-year-old was not expected to play first team football until April but Wenger thinks he may play in the second leg of the Europa League last 16 tie in mid-March.

Speaking ahead of hosting Ostersund at the Emirates Wenger said: “He is doing well, I think he will be ahead of the planned recovery.


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“Four weeks, maybe three and a half. Overall his response is good.”

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