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Arsenal summer signing Alexandre Lacazette has given a massive update ahead of Thursday’s clash after a minor procedure on Tuesday.
The former Lyon man has revealed surgery on his left knee went well and his focus is now on recovery.
The France striker had been expected to start this week against Ostersunds in the Europa League on Thursday but Arsenal could be without him for at least nine games.
But the 26-year-old appeared optimistic when addressing his injury on social media.
In a post on Instagram, Lacazette wrote: “Thank you, everyone, for your messages. I will not on the pitch for few weeks because I feel pain on my knee.
“The surgery went well. A good recovery before coming back stronger.”
Arsene Wenger said he believed the injury had been affecting the striker.
He told beINSPORTS: “Lacazette had knee surgery and he won’t be available for the Europa League game, unfortunately.
“He got a surprising swell of the knee after the game against Tottenham and he needed surgery very quickly. He’ll be out for the next four to five weeks.
“It’s a massive blow for us and we have to find a solution and nobody could predict that.
“Football does unpredictable things and it’s always a good opportunity for someone to step in and do well.
“Lacazette is down. I think he recently must have felt something in his knee.
“Maybe that’s an explanation as to why he wasn’t scoring as many goals as he’s used to.”