Alexandre Lacazette confirms injury rehab as Arsenal fans send endless messages
Alexandre Lacazette may be sidelined until October but Arsenal fans will certainly not forget their star striker in the coming weeks.
Supporters flocked to Laczette’s Twitter page to offer their messages of support after news emerged of his injury.
The Frenchman has been struggling with an ankle problem since pre-season and he will now have a spell on the sidelines.
It comes at a tough time for Arsenal with their season just about to get going as Europa League football begins on Thursday.
Tomorrow sees the Gunners go to Watford in the Premier League, and Unai Emery will be relying on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe for significant contributions in attack.
Lacazette, 28, still managed two goals in three appearances at the beginning of the new season.
He crucially found the net last time out as Arsenal fought back to draw with rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium.
And fans will miss their No.9, who some Gunners followers want named captain.
Lacazette has endeared himself to supporters in the two years he has been at Arsenal.
And his post on Twitter yesterday generated plenty of messages back from fans wishing him well.
Lacazette wrote: “ Already started my rehab and looking to the future.. Thanks everyone for your messages !! #Coyg #Laca ”
In reply, one fan said: “ Love you Laca. Come back stronger”.
Another posted: “You’ll be back even stronger my guy”.
Lacazette’s strong start was made all the more impressive given he was carrying an injury, and one fan noted: “So I’m meant to believe and injured Lacazette starting two games managed to score 2 goals, one being against our biggest rival? Lacazette is going to come back a different animal”.
A fourth even insisted: “Make @LacazetteAlex the captain and make a new hashtag in #lacaptain Emery said next week they will decide, take that armband from poor Xhaka! Not deserved indeed – Lacabloodclaatzette – the next legend”.
Ahead of tomorrow’s showdown at Vicarage Road, one said: “Most important player for us recently, not looking forward to playing Watford without him”.
With a trip to Old Tafford to come at the end of September, one optimistic fan put: “Can’t wait to see you against United, recover soonest Lacazette”.
And a final fan, looking at what options Emery now has in attack for the coming weeks, said: “Gutting :(what’s the line up now? Im feeling Auba down the middle, Ceballos on the left. Has the skills 2 cut in Pepe on the right and Ozil sat behind! Needs 2 happen”.