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Alexandre Lacazette is on track to return from injury in October, Arsenal have confirmed ahead of their Europa League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Arsenal travel to Germany for their Europa League opener without their French No.9, but Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin remain on course to make their comebacks from injury.
Bellerin has not played since January due to a serious knee injury, while Tierney is yet to make his first appearance for Arsenal since signing for the club during the summer.
The full-back duo are closing on making their returns to action and are back in full training ahead of the game against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Unai Emery might be tempted to rotate his squad ahead of a busy spell of fixtures. Arsenal travel to Germany on Thursday, welcome Aston Villa on Sunday in the Premier League and then take on Nottingham Forest next Tuesday in the Carabao Cup.
While Emery anticipates the return of his first-choice full-backs, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have to continue his rich vein of form in the absence of Lacazette.
Lacazette has been dealing with an issue with his left ankle since pre-season and subsequently missed the side’s Premier League opener against Newcastle.
The Frenchman returned to action for Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley and his injury woes were thought to be over when he started against Tottenham before the international break. But the goalscorer’s injury flared up again and Lacazette will now miss the rest of the month.