Mikel Arteta provides Lacazette update before Chelsea & Man United

Mikel Arteta presents Alexandre Lacazette's update ahead of Chelsea and Man United

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.

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.”

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.

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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