Arsene Wenger confirms massive Arsenal injury blow
Arsene Wenger confirms that Alexandre Lacazette will be out of action for the next four to five weeks for Arsenal due to a knee problem
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette will be out of action for the next four to five weeks after the Arsenal striker underwent knee surgery.
The French forward left Wembley on Saturday after the 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur with a swelling in his knee and immediately went under the knife to correct the problem.
Wenger confirmed the news on Tuesday and revealed that Lacazette would definitely not be fit to feature when the Gunners take on Swedish side Ostersund in the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday night.
And the Arsenal manager confirmed that Lacazette is likely to be missing for just over a month.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with beIN Sports, Wenger said: “Lacazette had knee surgery and he won’t be available for the Europa League game unfortunately.
“He got a surprising swell of the knee after the game against Tottenham and he needed surgery very quick. He’ll be out for the next four to five weeks.
“It’s a massive blow for us and we have to find a solution and nobody could predict that.”
Arsenal are likely to take the Europa League very seriously this season as they look increasingly unlikely to finish in the top four.
Indeed, their defeat by Tottenham last weekend left them in sixth place and eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC.
The Gunners will be aiming to follow in Manchester United’s footsteps and secure a place in next season’s Champions League by winning the Europa League this season.
Arsenal finished in fifth place and won the FA Cup last term under Wenger.