Alexandre Lacazette forced to sit out of training due to wasp injury 4 weeks ago

Alexandre Lacazette forced to sit out of training due to wasp injury

Lacazette is unlikely to be available for Lyon's friendly on Saturday

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette was forced to sit out of training during the French side's pre-season camp in the Netherlands after being stung by a nest of wasps.

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L'Équipe reported Lacazette was in a forest near the club's base when the incident happened and was unable to take part in the Ligue 1 club's training session. The former Arsenal man is also a doubt for their friendly with Feyenoord on Saturday as a result.

Teammate Moussa Dembélé suffered a similar injury but seemingly recovered and was able to take part in their Thursday afternoon session.

Maxence Caqueret (ankle sprain) and Corentin Tolisso (calf issue) are also expected to be doubts for their fixture against the Eredivisie side as the club step up their preparations for the new campaign.

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Lacazette returns to boyhood club

Lacazette rejoined Lyon in the summer after leaving Arsenal in the summer. The 31-year-old came through the club's academy before joining the Gunners in a £53m deal in 2017.

During his time at the Emirates, the France international scored 71 times in 206 games but has now returned to the only other side he has featured for in his professional career.

The forward is also fourth in Lyon's all-time scorers chart, netting 129 times in his first spell at the club.

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Lyon are expected to feature a near-full strength side for their game while another squad will be sent to take on fellow Dutch side, Willem II.

This will be the club's penultimate round of pre-season fixtures before taking on Serie A giants Inter Milan next weekend. Lyon then begin their league campaign against newly-promoted Ajaccio on August 5.

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