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.
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.
This is huge. We must pull it off o thursday!!— Cody Milne (@thecodymilne) March 14, 2018
Good news!— Jack Dukes (@ATG_Official) March 14, 2018
Sight for sore eyes— Julius Hall (@jcOchco) March 14, 2018
Buzzing to see him back— Welshy (@Welsh_Gooner) March 14, 2018
Buzzing— arsenal fan (@Arsenal_fan31) March 14, 2018
— Luka Ivicevic (@lukaivicev) March 14, 2018
Yaay this guy should be back after the international break. Hopefully then Wenger will let us see LMAO play together. Keeping the faith. #lacazette #COYG #goonerfamily #Arsenal #Gunners pic.twitter.com/9UW7V1UQg0— Niki-Goonerette (@AFC1Niki) March 14, 2018
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.