x

Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette out for three weeks after surgery

Forward has arthroscopy in London and procedure is described as 'success' by Premier League club

Arsenal signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon in July last year, but he has scored just once in 13 matches since December. David Klein / Reuters
Arsenal signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon in July last year, but he has scored just once in 13 matches since December. David Klein / Reuters

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette will be out of action for up to six weeks after undergoing an operation on his left knee, the club said on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old forward had an arthroscopy in London and the procedure was described as a "success" by the Gunners. "The minor procedure was a success and he will now undergo a period of rehabilitation," a statement on the club's website said.

"It is envisaged that he will return to the squad within four to six weeks."

Arsenal signed Lacazette from Lyon for a then club-record £46.5 million (Dh237m) in July last year and he had a bright start to his career in London but has only scored once in 13 matches since December.

He is the club's top scorer this season with nine goals and netted twice for France in their friendly against Germany in November.

The timing of his injury could not be worse for the forward, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arriving at the club last month for a new record fee of £56m.

But Aubameyang is ineligible to play in the Europa League, leaving Arsenal short of options in attack for the first leg of the knockout tie against Ostersunds in Sweden on Thursday.

Lacazette will also miss the second leg a week later, as well as the League Cup final against Manchester City on February 25.

______________

Read more

Ian Hawkey column: Lacazette, Morata and Lukaku - the eclipse of the expensive No 9s

Neymar will be seen as natural fit at Real Madrid - whatever happens in Champions League

'Fab Three' make Liverpool very dangerous outsiders to win the Uefa Champions League

Champions League predictions: PSG beat Madrid and Chelsea overcome by Barcelona

Champions League talking points: Benzema may overshadow Ronaldo-Neymar show

______________

RELATED ARTICLES
Recommended