Arsenal have confirmed that striker Alexandre Lacazette will be out of action for up to six weeks with a knee injury.
The 26-year-old forward underwent surgery on Tuesday and is now expected to be out of action for at least a month as he recovers.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “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.”
Following Lacazette’s injury & Aubameyang’s ineligibility in the Europa League, Danny Welbeck & Eddie Nketiah are now Arsenal’s only striker options for the competition.
Games Alexandre Lacazette will miss through injury:
Man City N
Man City H
Europa League RO16 1st leg (should Arsenal progress)
Europa League RO16 2nd leg