Blow for Arsenal as striker ruled out for six weeks

Arsenal have been dealt a blow in their bid to finish in the top four after Alexandre Lacazette was ruled out for around six weeks.

The Frenchman has suffered an injury to his left knee, which has required a ‘minor procedure’ to correct it, which has been successful say the club.

A statement on the club website reads.

“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.”

The news will come as a desperate blow for Arsene Wenger who has allowed both Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez to leave the club last month, leaving only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Welbeck as the primary strikers. He will miss at least four Premier League games, as well as the league cup final against Man City at the end of the month.

The Gunners are currently languishing in sixth position, eight points behind Chelsea in the fourth and final Champions League qualification spot.