Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette will likely be out for no less than 5 weeks after undergoing an arthroscopy on his left knee in London on Tuesday (13 February).
The supervisor revealed that the issue occurred following Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (10 February) and it was instantly determined that he would endure a process to restore the harm.
Lacazette has been struggling for type in latest weeks having scored simply as soon as in his final 11 Premier League video games and Wenger believes that his poor run could possibly be linked to his knee damage. The Gunners boss admits that the France worldwide’s damage is a ‘huge’ blow however is hoping that they’ll discover a answer for the 9 video games the striker may probably miss whereas on the sidelines.
Arsenal offered three ahead gamers – Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott – throughout the not too long ago concluded January switch window and introduced in only one – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund.
Whereas the Gabon worldwide will present cowl within the Premier League, he isn’t eligible for Arsenal’s Europa League marketing campaign. Danny Welbeck is the one different senior ahead within the squad, however he has struggled with damage and lacks consistency in entrance of the aim. The opposite possibility for the supervisor is Arsenal Beneath-23 star Eddie Nketiah, who impressed when deployed within the European and home cup competitions earlier within the marketing campaign.
“Lacazette had knee surgical procedure and he will not be accessible for the Europa League recreation sadly,” he instructed beIN Sports.
“He acquired a shocking swell of the knee after the sport in opposition to Tottenham and he wanted surgical procedure very fast.
“He’ll be out for the subsequent 4 to 5 weeks. It is a huge blow for us and we have now to discover a answer and no person may predict that,” the French coach defined. “Soccer does unpredictable issues and it is at all times a great alternative for somebody to step in and do effectively.”
“Lacazette is down. I feel he not too long ago should have felt one thing in his knee. Perhaps that is an evidence as to why he wasn’t scoring as many targets as he is used to.”
Lacazette, in the meantime, supplied a constructive replace after he confirmed that the process to rectify his knee damage was a hit. The French striker was grateful for the assist and is hoping to make a powerful return in 5 weeks’ time.
“Thanks everybody in your messages, I will likely be not on the pitch for few weeks as a result of I really feel ache on my knee. The surgical procedure went effectively.. a great restoration earlier than Come again Stonger,” Lacazette wrote on his official Instagram page.