Arsenal boss Unai Emery has played down fears over the injury picked up by Alexandre Lacazette in the 2-1 defeat to Lyon. Lyon came from behind as substitute Moussa Dembele scored twice to secure Emirates Cup success against hosts Arsenal, but the biggest worry was an injury to the Gunners star.
Lacazette limped off injured early in the game and was seen wearing a protective boot afterwards, but Emery has suggested it was a precaution and there is nothing to worry about. “We are thinking it’s not [serious],” he said. “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 [serious].” Meanwhile, Emery had opted against including Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil in his squad after they were involved in an attempted car-jacking last week.
He also named new signings Dani Ceballos and Gabriel Martinelli on the bench, with the pair coming on as the Ligue 1 side overturned Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener to win the pre-season trophy 2-1.