Alexandre Lacazette will be out of Arsenal's matchday squad for an extended period following an arthroscopy on his left knee on Tuesday morning.
The club estimates the rehabilitation period will render him unavailable for four-to-six weeks.
There is no information on when Lacazette suffered the setback, with the Frenchman being introduced from the bench in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur and almost scoring twice.
Despite becoming the most expensive player in Arsenal's history when he signed last summer, Lacazette is enduring a difficult spell after a fruitful start. He's scored one goal across all competitions since a consolation against Manchester United on Dec. 2. When Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived on deadline day of the January transfer window, he took Lacazette's title as the club's priciest player and his place in the starting XI.
Lacazette was expected to feature in Thursday's first leg against Ostersunds FK in the Europa League, but if Arsene Wenger is still insistent on rotating his lineup he'll have to spearhead his attack with either Danny Welbeck, Eddie Nketiah, or an ersatz selection, such as attacking midfielder Alex Iwobi.
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