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Arsenal midfielder Torreira pleased ‘important’ Lacazette is available for Rennes clash

Lucas Torreira says Arsenal are pleased ‘important’ Alexandre Lacazette will return from suspension for their Europa League Round of 16 second leg with Rennes.

Arsenal host the French side at the Emirates on Thursday looking to overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit, and will be boosted by the return to the side of Lacazette, who had his ban for a red card in the previous round reduced on appeal.

Torreira admits the return of the 27-year-old is a huge boost for his team’s hopes, with the French forward having been in superb form of late with five goals in his past eight appearances.

‘We all know how important Alex Lacazette is to us as a group and obviously the more players we have available the better it is because we do have some quality players, particularly in midfield and up top,’ Torreira told the pre-match press conference.

‘Hopefully we will be able to make that danger pay. Let’s just hope that Lacazette can help us to achieve the result tomorrow.’

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