Horrific news for Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette
Oh no, oh no, oh no.
This is the doomsday scenario all Arsenal fans were worried about when Olivier Giroud left the Gunners to join Chelsea in January.
On Tuesday afternoon, out of nowhere, Arsenal have confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette is injured.
And it’s a bad setback too: between four to six weeks.
And knowing how Arsenal’s injuries pan out, will this actually prove to be the end of Lacazette’s season?
The news was reported by Arsenal as follows:
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.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 13, 2018
Danny Welbeck to start vs Ostersunds
Arsenal now have a major problem in their quest to win the Europa League this season.
New signing Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang is ineligible to play for Arsenal in this season’s UEL.
That’s after Auba’s previous club, Borussia Dortmund, dropped into the Europa League after being turfed out the Champions League.
Lacazette was all set to be Arsenal’s first choice striker for their Europa League campaign, but this knee injury update means that plan is scrapped.
Arsenal take on Swedish minnows Ostersunds on Thursday night in the last-32 of the competition. It now looks like Danny Welbeck will start up front for the Gunners in that key match.
Arsenal have been useless away from home this season. So will there be another shock on the cards on Thursday?
And can we kiss Arsenal’s 2018-19 Champions League hopes goodbye?
I'm told this was an ongoing problem that needed fixing – but a brutal blow for Wenger just before Europa League.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) February 13, 2018
Absolutely nothing is going right for Lacazette at the minute, really hope he makes a quick recovery and this break gives him a chance to get his mind focused again.
— MR DT © (@MrDtAFC) February 13, 2018
Good job I didn't spend last night writing 1200 words on Lacazette playing in the Europa League.
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) February 13, 2018