Big blow for Arsenal as star boy Alexandre Lacazette is out for six weeks after successful surgery.
Arsenal confirmed that Lacazette had an anthroscopy on his knee on Tuesday morning and will be out on the sidelines for between four and six weeks as a result.
Arsenal described the knee surgery as a ‘minor procedure’ but said Lacazette will now undergo a period of rehabilitation.
The injury will rule him out of Arsenal’s last-32 fixtures with Ostersunds and most likely the last-16 games, which take place on March 8 and March 15, should Arsene Wenger’s side advance.
GAMES HE WILL LIKELY MISS
February 15 – Ostersunds (away) – Europa League last-32
February 22 – Ostersunds (home) – Europa League last-32
February 25 – Man City (Wembley) – Carabao Cup final
March 1 – Man City (home)
March 4 – Brighton (away)
March 11 – Watford (home)
March 17 – Leicester (away)
The former Lyon player will also be unavailable for the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley on February 25.
Lacazette made a strong start to life at the Emirates with four strikes in his first six games but his form has since tailed off with only one goal in his last 13 matches.