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Arsenal officially announced they will be without summer signing Alexandre Lacazette when we face Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League.
Arsene Wenger confirmed the former Lyon man will be ruled out for six weeks after undergoing a minor procedure on his left knee on Tuesday morning.
The France international was due to start in Thursday’s Europa League match against Oestersunds FK but is now due to miss Arsenal’s next seven fixtures, including the EFL Cup final against Manchester City.
Wenger is suddenly short of options in attack on Thursday with Aubameyang ineligible to compete for the Gunners in the Europa League.
It is believed Welbeck will get his opportunity to start up front for the Gunners on Thursday.