Alexandre Lacazette Out For Up To Six Weeks Following Knee Surgery

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Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has been ruled out for up to six weeks after having knee surgery on Tuesday.

Lacazette, who came on for Arsenal as a 65th-minute substitute during their 1-0 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday, is expected to return in March after a successful operation on his left knee.

Lacazette had the operation on Tuesday, which Arsenal described as “a success”.

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“He will now undergo a period of rehabilitation,” Arsenal added in a statement. “It is envisaged he will return within four to six weeks.”

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Lacazette will also be absent for the league meeting against Manchester City at the Emirates, which takes place a week after the two sides meet in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

Arsenal travel to Sweden to face Osterunds FK in the round of 32 in the Europa League on Thursday, and alongside the missing Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey is also a doubt for the midweek game as he recovers from a groin strain.

It leaves the Gunners with Danny Welbeck as the only recognised senior striker for Thursday’s Europa League last-32 tie with Ostersunds FK.

New signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not eligible to play in the competition.

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