Unai Emery provides update as Alexandre Lacazette limps out of Emirates in protective boot

first_imgLacazette told Foot Mercato reporter Dahbia Hattabi that he had merely twisted his ankle and was taken off the pitch as a precaution.The France attacker is confident that he will return to training imminently.Alexandre Lacazette est passé en zone mixte avec une botte au pied. Il a indiqué s’être tordu la cheville gauche mais il a précisé qu’il était sorti par précaution et qu’il devrait reprendre rapidement.— Dahbia Hattabi (@DahbiaHattabi) July 28, 2019 Emery was satisfied with Arsenal’s performance against Lyon in the first half, but admitted his players lost their focus after the break.‘We defended well in the first half but in the second half we switched off,’ he said.‘The focus and concentration maybe wasn’t there as much in the second half.‘We were winning and playing very well… but we lost.‘We’re going to work and watch to improve.’MORE: Unai Emery provides Arsenal transfer update on Nicolas Pepe deal Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Jul 2019 5:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Unai Emery provides update as Alexandre Lacazette limps out of Emirates in protective boot Commentcenter_img Advertisement Alexandre Lacazette twisted his ankle in Arsenal’s defeat to Lyon at the Emirates Cup (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette’s ankle injury is ‘not serious’ after the forward was forced off in the first half of Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Lyon at the Emirates Cup.Lacazette appeared to roll his ankle while trying to evade a challenge in the 13th minute against Lyon and the 28-year-old required treatment before hobbling off the pitch.Reiss Nelson came on to replace Lacazette for the remainder of the clash, but it’s understood the substitution was precautionary and Arsenal are confident the Frenchman will make a speedy recovery.The Gunners started promisingly, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang directing home Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s powerful cross, but a quickfire brace from second-half substitute Moussa Dembele gave Lyon the victory.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhile Lacazette was pictured limping out of the stadium with a protective boot, Emery insisted that the striker’s ankle problem was nothing overly concerning.‘The doctor said to me he’s going to check tomorrow… it’s in his ankle,’ Emery said after Arsenal’s defeat.‘He’s going to be assessed over the next few days – it’s not serious.’Not good news for #AFC pic.twitter.com/PghKS4urI8— Mark Mann-Bryans (@MarkyMBryans) July 28, 2019 Advertisementlast_img