Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has given an update on the welfare of striker Alexandre Lacazette, against the background of his team’s meeting with Southampton.
Of course, the Gunners celebrated their return to action earlier today, taking a trip to St.
However, Hitman Lacazette played no part in the proceedings, after news came before kickoff that the former Lyon star had retested positive for Covid-19.
Arsenal have confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette will miss today’s match after testing positive for Covid https://t.co/TmpRHr5UlN
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Speaking to the media against the backdrop of the event ending on Saturday night, Mikel Arteta has inevitably been asked to update Lacazette’s situation, specifically whether the Frenchman can return to lead the line in any of Arsenal’s upcoming meetings with Chelsea. and Manchester United.
Despite this, the Gunners chief was careful to keep his cards close to his chest, simply assuring that Lacazette’s availability would depend on a negative retest:
“It’s going to depend on whether he’s negative and whether he’s feeling better and his symptoms have gone away, and he’s available to play.”
Alexandre Lacazette may miss Arsenal’s matches against Chelsea and Manchester United, Mikel Arteta has confirmed.
Standard Sport April 16, 2022
Bednarek makes the difference
Attention turned back to Saturday itself at St Marys, Arsenal, in the end, of course falling back to defeat at the hands of Southampton, which has made it three losses in a row over the month so far.
A single goal by Jan Bednarek, scored in the first half, proved all that was needed to guide hosts Ralph Hasenhuttl to all three points.
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Jan Bednarek has his team up front, and Arsenal have everything to do if they want to avoid a third loss in a row.
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Arsenal, in turn, missed a huge opportunity to bridge the gap between their north London rivals Tottenham in the race for the top four, before dropping to sixth place in the Premier League table due to Manchester United’s victory over Norwich.
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