- Arsenal confirmed Alexandre Lacazette will be sidelined for up to six weeks
- The French striker underwent surgery on his left knee on Tuesday morning
- Lacazette missed a great chance to equalise in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham
The club confirmed Lacazette had an anthroscopy on his knee on Tuesday morning and will be 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.
Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette has been ruled out for up to six weeks following knee surgery
Lacazette missed two golden opportunities to equalise in Saturday’s 1-0 north London derby loss to Tottenham after coming on a substitute.
The Frenchman joined for a then-club record £52million in the summer but has lost his place in the Arsenal side to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who arrived in January for £56m.
Lacazette was expected to lead the line in the Europa League with Aubameyang cup-tied after playing for Borussia Dortmund this season.
The Frenchman missed a golden opportunity to equalise against Tottenham on Saturday
But 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.
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.
ARSENAL MATCHES ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE COULD 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)
Premier League fixtures unless stated