The best is yet to come
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has explained why we will now see the best of striker Alexandre Lacazette after returning from injury.
The Frenchman signed last summer in a big money move but never really got going at the club.
He initially impressed in the first few games of the season but an injury has blighted his season.
Not only did he have to sit on the sidelines for a number of weeks, he never really recovered.
Now, Arsene Wenger has revealed that his goals dried up because ‘he was not himself for a while’.
Though, the French boss admitted that we will now start to see the best of Lacazette.
“I think we are [ready to see the best of Lacazette] because I realise now that he was not himself for a while,” Wenger explained in his press conference today.
“That explains why his goals dried out. He was always adamant – ‘I’m OK, I’m OK’ – but players are like that.
“It was not traumatic, he was a good player but I think in the last seven, eight games he played he was not completely free with his knee.
“Unfortunately, in our job, you need your body and that’s why when you are not 100% you cannot play well.”
When asked whether Lacazette will be able to start against CSKA on Thursday
“Lacazette is ready to start,” Wenger explained.
“I have not decided whether he will but he is available and ready to start.”
Aubameyang on why he let Lacazette take the penalty:
“Lacazette needed confidence & a goal & it’s normal.” #Respect
— The Arsenal (@DareToWenger) April 1, 2018