Alexandre Lacazette is eligible to play in the second leg of Arsenal’s last-16 Europa League tie against Rennes on Thursday, per Sky Sports.
UEFA have reduced the three-match ban he was handed for his red card against BATE Borisov in February to just two games.
Lacazette missed the second leg against BATE and the first leg against Rennes, which Arsenal lost 3-1 in France.
The Gunners need to record a 2-0 win, at least, to guarantee qualification for the quarter-finals of the competition.
Lacazette has been in productive form for Unai Emery’s side this season, scoring a total of 14 goals in 37 games in all competitions, while also providing 11 assists, so his availability is a massive boost for the Gunners.
He has played just four games in Europe, however, though he scored in the 1-0 win over Qarabag in December.
Nevertheless, Gunners supporters are delighted with the news that the striker will be available for selection on Thursday as Arsenal attempt to mount a stirring comeback at the Emirates Stadium.
Take a look at the best of the reaction on Twitter below!
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— Jack Rose (@jack_rose10) March 12, 2019
— Ashley Goredema (@Ashley_Goredema) March 12, 2019
Wow. Thank you very much @EuropaLeague
— D’Cæstro? (@FemiOmotee) March 12, 2019
— Matt Ray (@MattRay_83) March 12, 2019
We need him. Hoping that we use him with the same line up as we used v United. He’s stepped up his performances and work rate this season and need him to step up to help us Thursday night
— Nick Jury (@nickjgunner) March 13, 2019
— Whiskey (@Whiskey_Khaos) March 12, 2019
Be very scared Rennes… We are going to be ruthless!!!
— Anigboro Oduaski (@oduaski) March 12, 2019
— Gooner Duck (@conormorgan69) March 12, 2019