Press conference

Why Lacazette came off early against Lyon

Unai Emery and Alex Lacazette

There were worrying signs at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, when Alex Lacazette was substituted just 12 minutes into our Emirates Cup fixture against Lyon.

In Unai Emery’s post-match press conference, our head coach was asked why Lacazette needed to be withdrawn in the game’s early stages.

Here’s what he said: 

on Lacazette's injury...
Good evening. We are thinking it's not important, he decided with the doctor and with me that it is better to take no more risk. He tried to continue playing but I think it was better in the pre-season to take patience. The doctor said to me he is going to check tomorrow but the thinking is that it is not important.

on if Lacazette will have a scan…
It’s in his ankle. [A sprained ankle. He will probably be assessed over the next few days - but it’s not serious].