Team news: Lucas, Giroud and Debuchy

Lucas Perez debut v Southampton

Lucas is back in our squad for the EFL Cup quarter-final against Southampton.

The striker picked up an ankle injury during our fourth-round win over Reading five weeks ago, but he’s back in time for our next game in the competition.

Olivier Giroud misses out with a slight groin problem, while Mathieu Debuchy has been sidelined by a hamstring injury.


“Mathieu has a scan today [Tuesday] but we don’t have the results yet,” Arsene Wenger told

“Lucas is in the squad and will will have a mixture of youth and experience, but still 90 per cent of the first-team squad.”

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