The Arsenal striker has returned to first-team training.
The Frenchman has been suffering from an ankle problem, leaving Emery’s side without some key firepower.
The recent international break has given Lacazette the opportunity to return to fitness and he’s now in line to feature against Sheffield United in the English Premier League on Monday night.
As quoted by arsenal.com, Emery said of his status: “The most important thing is that first he is training, then secondly it’s whether he can be with us and it depends how he can feel in the next days training with us, whether his ankle is not giving him any more problems.
“It’s positive for us that he’s started training and that he’s a possibility for Monday. I don’t know whether he’s ready for 90 minutes or on the bench. We’ll decide that over the next days, but it’s very important for him to come back to training with us.”
Lacazette had started the season well prior to his injury, scoring two goals in three top-flight appearances.
With Kieran Tierney and Mesut Ozil also potentially in line to feature, Emery has the chance to choose one of his strongest and most popular starting elevens of the season.
Fans are eager to see their manager make the call in Lacazette’s case in particular, feeling he’ll add real quality in he final third compared to other options.
Can he pick up where he left off and bang in the goals over the next few weeks?
These supporters have taken to Twitter over the last 24 hours to share their thoughts…
Laca has to start https://t.co/mUvWJI0bfT— Jack Burns (@J_burnsy_87) October 17, 2019
This is why Lacazette has to start. The ball retention and passing will make us way more formidable going forward. Aubameyang and Pépé love these through balls. Of course Auba at LW is not ideal, but if we play Laca as a False 9, the rewards will outdo the risks massively. https://t.co/g7etb4tJdE— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) October 17, 2019
Good to see you on your way back Laca I cant wait to see you on the pitch COYG— Jan Cross (@Goonerette7) October 17, 2019
We’ve missed Laca hard! Great to see him back in training!⚪— ⚪Jody⚪ (@AFC_Gal) October 17, 2019
Please unai start auba – laca -Pepe— Sheffield gooner (@GoonerSheffield) October 17, 2019
With ozil in behind just to see what it’s like for one game!!❤️ https://t.co/JyLaIZlgZ7
It’ll be wonderful to see this partnership again.⚽️❤ pic.twitter.com/aXyLiFvrhS— Jahan Miah (@AllAboutTheAFC) October 17, 2019
Can’t @UnaiEmery_ put his pride aside and give us Ozil, Pepe, Auba and Laca against Sheffield?— Nyambane (@VNyambane) October 17, 2019
We need him back— Nyanzi Official 256 (@256Nyanzi) October 17, 2019