Arsenal fans react to Arsene Wenger's update on Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal holds off Antonio Rudiger of Chelsea  during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018 in London, England.

Arsenal fans respond to Arsene Wenger's update on Alexandre Lacazette.

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal is tackled by Andreas Christensen of Chelsea  during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018 in London, England.

It seems like absence makes the heart grow fonder for Arsenal fans at the moment.

Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed to a news conference today that Alexandre Lacazette could be available for a return to action after this month's international break.

The French hitman hasn't kicked a ball for Arsenal in over a month due to injury, but fans of the North London club are delighted with Wenger's update on the 27-year-old.

Lacazette was hardly ripping up the Premier League prior to his injury, and only managed nine goals in 26 outings following a £46 million move (Goal.com) from Lyon last summer.

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal (L) celebrates with team mate Sead Kolasinac as he scores their second goal from a penalty during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Bromwich...

Worse yet, his last act in a Gunners shirt was missing a gilt-edged chance to rob a last-minute point in the 1-0 defeat at Spurs in February and suffice to say that plenty of fans had lost faith in him.

But Wenger's update on the misfiring striker was received very positively by quite a few Arsenal supporters on Twitter.

Lacazette has his critics, but news of his return is being received so well on the basis that it means Danny Welbeck no longer has to spearhead their Europa League bid.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in ineligible to compete in Europe's secondary competition, meaning that out-of-form Welbeck has been Wenger's only option, but the Gunners' chances of winning the tournament is far higher with Lacazette, even if he hasn't hit the heights expected of him.

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