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Alexandre Lacazette Set To Miss Pre-Season Friendly After Being 'Attacked By Wasps'

Jack Kenmare

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Alexandre Lacazette Set To Miss Pre-Season Friendly After Being 'Attacked By Wasps'

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette could miss the club's upcoming pre-season friendly against Feyenoord after he was attacked by wasps during training camp.

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The former Arsenal forward, who returned to former club Lyon last month, is currently in the Netherlands as the Ligue 1 side prepare for their upcoming campaign.

But an unfortunate Lacazette was forced to sit out of a recent training session in Rotterdam after being stung by a nest of wasps.

In fact, according to a report from French publication L'Equipe, the 31-year-old striker was the victim of a dozen wasp stings during a visit to a forest near the club's base.

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

Lacazette's teammate, Moussa Dembele, suffered the same fate but he clearly recovered quicker than the former Arsenal man after returning to training on Thursday.

It has been a tough pre-season campaign for a number of Lyon players.

Maxence Caqueret will not take part at the weekend after spraining his ankle, and Corentin Tolisso is expected to sit out of the Feyenoord clash with a calf problem.

As mentioned earlier, Lacazette returned to former club Lyon this summer on a free transfer. The experienced forward has penned a three-year deal with the French outfit.

During his previous spell at Les Gones, he made over 200 appearances for the club.

He was delighted to return to his boyhood team. "My return has become obvious in recent weeks. Even without Europe, the project is important," he said back in June.

"I felt useful in the locker room and on the pitch. It was the best decision to make. I took some time to make my decision. Football is a beautiful profession."

He added: "It was complicated to follow OL’s last season from a distance because I couldn’t help. I hope this period is over and that we are going to find a great Lyon.

"The priority is above all to help the club return to the top of the bill with European qualification."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/lacazettealex - Alamy

Topics: Lyon, Ligue 1, Alexandre Lacazette, Moussa Dembele, Feyenoord

Jack Kenmare
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