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Arsenal injury update: Latest on striker Alexandre Lacazette ahead of Sheffield Utd clash | Football | Sport


Arsenal have revealed that Alexandre Lacazette may be fit to face Sheffield United on Monday.

The striker is back in full-training, having been sidelined for six weeks with an ankle problem.

He limped off against Tottenham in the North London derby at the start of September, but could be in line to make his return at Bramall Lane.

Unai Emery will judge whether Lacazette is fit for Monday’s clash in the coming days, the club confirmed.

“Alex is progressing well and is back in full training,” a club statement read.

“Decision on his participation for Monday’s match at Sheffield United will be made in the forthcoming days.”

Lacazette has missed four Premier League matches with the injury to his left ankle.

The Gunners have picked up eight points in his absence, and have only lost once this season; a 3-1 defeat away against Liverpool.

Arsenal also confirmed that 19-year-old Emile Smith Rowe has returned from his setback.

He picked up a knock during Arsenal’s Carabao Cup match against Nottingham Forest.

Smith Rowe featured for 45 minutes for the Gunners during their 5-0 demolition of the Championship promotion-hopefuls.

Forward Reiss Nelson is yet to return to full training, and is still a way off making it back into Emery’s plans.

Nelson picked up a ligament injury in his left knee during Arsenal’s 4-0 win at home against Standard Liege in the Europa League.

The youngster is aiming to make a return to full training in November.

A win at Sheffield United could see the Gunners move up to second in the Premier League table, if Manchester City fail to beat Crystal Palace.

The Gunners are unbeaten in their past five league matches, and are currently sat third in the table.

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