Alexandre Lacazette has confirmed he suffered a twisted ankle but, like Unai Emery, stated that it is not serious.
Alexandre Lacazette was substituted after just 13 minutes of Arsenal’s match against Lyon. There was then serious concern as the forward watched the remainder of the match from the bench with his foot in a protective boot.
Speaking after the game, Unai Emery said, “We are thinking it’s not important, he decided with the doctor and with me that it is better to take no more risk.
“He tried to continue playing but I think it was better in the pre-season to take patience. The doctor said to me he is going to check tomorrow but the thinking is that it is not important.”
Lacazette limping through the mixed zone with his foot in a protective boot. pic.twitter.com/mv0CkP1Ptz
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The player himself went a little further, clarifying the injury when he told the French media, “I twisted my ankle, I preferred not to take risks, but there is nothing serious.”
Lacazette has suffered only five reported injuries throughout his professional career with none keeping him out longer than eight games.