Unai Emery has provided an update on the fitness of Alexandre Lacazette after he hobbled off early during Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Lyon on Sunday.
Lacazette lasted just 13 minutes during the pre-season Emirates Cup clash before picking up an innocuous looking knock, forcing Emery to replace him with youngster Reiss Nelson.
Arsenal went on to take the lead in the friendly through Lacazette’s strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but two second-half goals from Moussa Dembele condemned Arsenal to defeat and saw Lyon lift the Emirates Cup.
The result was the least of Arsenal’s worries, as Lacazette was pictured with his left foot in a moon boot after the game, throwing the severity of the injury into question.
Speaking after the game, Emery insisted that the injury is not too serious, but he has admitted that it may be too soon to decide whether or not he will be ready for the first game of the regular season in a fortnight.