Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken on the possible return date for Alexandre Lacazette as the season nears its finish line.

The Gunners manager has witnessed his side fail to successfully challenge for a place in the top four of the Premier League this season, as they remain well behind rivals Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester United in the table.

Another worrying factor for Wenger this year has been the usual problem of injuries to key players at decisive periods in the campaign.

The Arsenal boss lost the services of Alexandre Lacazette in early February after the striker suffered an injury following his forgettable cameo against Tottenham which saw him miss a couple of good goalscoring chances in the 1-0 defeat at Wembley stadium.

Lacazette has been sidelined by a knee injury for several weeks now, prompting an increase in playing time for Danny Welbeck, especially in the Europa League.

But ahead of the clash with AC Milan on Thursday, Wenger has revealed that the former Lyon striker is expected to make his return to action after the upcoming international break.

“Alexandre Lacazette has his first run today, but won’t be back until after the international break.” the Arsenal manager said, prior to the 3-0 victory over Watford

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