The Gunners have not had it easy in their recent Europa League ongoings.
The Gunners trail 3-1 from a hugely disappointing first game in France, where they took an early lead through Alex Iwobi but completely fell apart after a first-half red card from Laurent Koscielny
A 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium would see them through thanks to that away goal, and that will certainly be a less daunting task with a player of Lacazette’s quality back in the side.
The France international had been banned after a red card against BATE Borisov in the previous round, but Arsenal’s official site now reports that Uefa
Despite making a slow start to life in England, Lacazette has had a superb season under Unai Emery and should now surely be very much in contention to go back into the Spaniard’s first XI for the return game against Rennes.
Uefa’s statement on the matter reads as follows:
‘The appeal lodged by Arsenal FC has been partially upheld. To suspend the Arsenal FC player Alexandre Lacazette for two (2) Uefa competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible for serious rough play.