Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has been ruled of action for six weeks after undergoing surgery to correct a knee injury, according to reports.
Lacazette joined Arsenal last summer in a big money move with a pedigree of a world class star and having started the season brightly, he earned plaudits from fans and pundits, with claims that he is better than Olivier Giroud.
While Ian Wright and other fans have blamed Arsene Wenger’s mismanagement of the star for his recent below-par performances, Lacazette was tongue-lashed for failing to take two glorious chances during the Gunners defeat to Tottenham in the weekend.
Personally, i think as Arsene Wenger fervently substituted him for Olivier Giroud, that impeded his confidence but Lacazette still have class and he has the capacity to reproduce his barnstorming Monaco form.
Wenger revealed that he will feature his first team in the Europa League and since Aubameyang is ineligible to feature in the competition, Lacazette was expected to lead the attack of the Gunners.
However, Arsenal said in a statement: “Striker Alex Lacazette had an arthroscopy on his left knee in London on Tuesday morning.
“The minor procedure was a success and he will now undergo a period of rehabilitation. It is envisaged that he will return to the squad within four to six weeks.”
The French forward is ruled out of at least nine games including the games against Osterund in the Europa Cup and the final of the Carabao Cup final game against Manchester City later this month.
The signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reduced Lacazette to playing from the bench but having the star fit will be a huge boost for the Gunners who are struggling to be a big Club.