France international Alexandre Lacazette has reportedly undergone a knee surgery which could rule him for a month at the least. The former Lyon man was criticised for missing a couple of clear-cut chances versus Spurs last weekend, and he now appears to have suffered further disappointed after undergoing an operation to his left knee.
“Striker Alex Lacazette had an arthroscopy on his left knee in London on Tuesday morning. It is envisaged that he will return to the squad within four to six weeks,” a statement on the club’s website read.
Lacazette ended the weekend for the wrong reasons after he missed two potential chances to equalise versus Tottenham Hotspur in the local derby, and he is now looking at an extended period on the sidelines.
The ex-Lyon man was certain to lead the line versus Swedish outfit Ostersund in the Europa League round of 32 first-leg, but his injury has left the Gunners with just one senior striker in Danny Welbeck in the ranks.
Winter signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible to feature in this season’s Europa League with Borussia Dortmund having dropped to the competition via a third place finish in the Champions League group stage.