I’ve got plenty of free time this week as I’m off work for the next 7 days to enjoy some rest and prepare for my stag-party in Edinburgh on Saturday. With that extra time, I figured I’d post immediately about the Lacazette news instead of waiting until tomorrow.
Poor old Laca isn’t having the best of times at present; what with the spotlight because a few idiots have said stupid things about is performance and now an injury to his knee that required surgery and will see him out for somewhere in the region of 6 weeks – the official line is “up to 6 weeks” which could mean anything really. I guess we should be thankful it wasn’t the dread “3 weeks” on the sidelines.
The news couldn’t have come at a worse time for the striker. His confidence is low and he’s been unfairly held responsible for the defeat at Wembley last Saturday – irrespective of the fact the entire team were a shower of sh*t. With the upcoming fixtures against Ostersunds FK, I’d assumed he’d feature in both legs given Aubameyang’s ineligibility. Those two games against – with all due respect – opponents we should beat comfortably was a great opportunity for Lacazette to get on the scoresheet and rebuild a little of his fractured confidence.
Alas, it wasn’t meant to be and we can but offer him our best wishes and hope for a speedy and full recovery. Maybe a little time away from the pitch to gather his thoughts will see him come back raring to go.
In his place, we turn to Danny Welbeck.
It’s not been especially easy at Arsenal for “Welbz” in recent months either. He’s been besieged with injury and hasn’t been able to make anything more than occasional cameo and substitute appearances. But he certainly appears to have a chance now to lead the line, and whilst many won’t share my sentiments; I’m glad he’s getting that chance – albeit one in unfortunate circumstances for his teammate.
He won’t let us down on Thursday. He might even bag a couple of goals. Or Arsene Wenger might go with Eddie Nketiah instead, which really would be a surprise. I think it’ll be Welbeck and I hope he takes the chance with both hands (or feet… feet makes more sense).
That’s all for now. I’ll be back tomorrow.
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.
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