"I saw him one month ago, he was here, and I told him to prepare as well as he can".
Lacazette, who scored twice in France's 2-2 friendly draw with Germany, has completed 90 minutes only once since his close-season move from Lyon.
The former Villarreal midfielder lost eight centimetres of his achilles tendon and there are real doubts he will ever play at the top level again.
'Are they two of our best players?
Comparisons with the two marquee summer arrivals at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge were inevitable and will probably persist all season long.
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I don't think that Lee Dixon meant that the Arsenal players should be shot when he said "We had our backs against the wall", but it would appear that Arsene Wenger has misinterpreted his statement (deliberately or not) and has responded by saying that that is not the only way to motivate the players for the crucial match against Tottenham tomorrow.
In a purely Arsenal context, with six goals in his first 12 appearances Lacazette has made a more prolific start to his Gunners career than the likes of Henry, Robin van Persie, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski.
"I think, based on his ability, he is the best football player I have played with". "I left him out of the squad, hoping he would be available in January".
'He's that predator in the box Arsenal have been missing for many years'. I never thought I'd have to quit - but the doctors told me: 'If you manage to get back to walking with your son in the garden you should settle for that.
Certainly, however, Lacazette has already displayed enough to suggest he is a significant long-term upgrade and Saturday would represent the ideal time to underline his status as an automatic starter.