Arsenal receive boost after striker Alexandre Lacazette makes good progress after knee surgery
PUBLISHED: 15:30 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:39 22 February 2018
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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.
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.
“Four weeks, maybe three and a half. Overall his response is good.”