The international break is over and the team is back at London Conley. However, two players that failed to feature for their countries during the break are Alexander Lacazette and Kieran Tierney.
Lacazette has been out since September due to an ankle injury while Tierney has not featured in the Premier League since coming back from injury.
Unai Emery gave updates on both players today. He said, “Today is Lacazette’s first training back with us,” Unai Emery said on Thursday. “He finished it well and he’s feeling well with his injuries. Tomorrow we will be training again and he will be with us. We will decide.
“The most important thing is that first he is training, then secondly it’s whether he can be with us and it depends how he can feel in the next days training with us, whether his ankle is not giving him any more problems.
“It’s positive for us that he’s started training and that he’s a possibility for Monday. I don’t know whether he’s ready for 90 minutes or on the bench. We’ll decide that over the next days, but it’s very important for him to come back to training with us.
“[Tierney is] ready to play. Now we have two options in that left-back role with Sead Kolasinac and him. We’re going to play a lot of matches after Monday. We will need every player.
“It depends how he comes into the first training with us, Sead, after his international matches. We now have two players in that position and we can use one on Monday, it depends how they are, one or the other.”
Alexander Lacazette is a fan favourite and everyone will happy to have him back while Tierney’s sweet crosses has won the fans over. Hopefully, both players get to feature on Monday.