Sport Arsenal confirm Lacazette out for up to six weeks with knee injury

19:02  13 february  2018
19:02  13 february  2018 Source:   goal.com

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The France international has struggled to hit top form in recent weeks and now faces a spell on the sidelines having undergone surgery.

The France international has struggled to hit top form in recent weeks and now faces a spell on the sidelines having undergone surgery.

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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."

Lacazette initially impressed following his £46 million move from Lyon in the summer, scoring eight goals up to the beginning of December.

Wright: Wenger has destroyed star man's confidence

  Wright: Wenger has destroyed star man's confidence Arsenal legend Ian Wright has accused Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger of destroying summer signing Alexandre Lacazette’s confidence, according to the Mirror. The Frenchman moved to the Gunners in the summer for £46.5 million but after a fine start, he has struggled to keep the goals flowing. His form has dipped so much that he has netted just one goal in his last 12 matches and the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in the January window for a club-record fee only spells more trouble for Lacazette. The striker has also been frustrated, as he has been subbed off in 15 of his 22 starts this season. Lacazette, who netted in his first Arsenal game against Leicester, was limited to no action in the win over Everton which has proven to be a cause for concern for the Frenchman, as he frets over his game-time. The former Arsenal striker Wright has spoken about the situation that Lacazette has found himself in a recent interview. “He [Lacazette] has played well in games, he has scored goals, but he has been taken off. Wenger has destroyed Lacazette’s confidence.

The France international has struggled to hit top form in recent weeks and now faces a spell on the sidelines having undergone surgery.

Arsenal confirm Lacazette out for up to six weeks with knee injury . 13-Feb-2018 19:40:00. A statement on the club's official website read: "Striker Alex Lacazette had an arthroscopy on his left knee in London on Tuesday morning.

He has, however, struggled to find the back of the net since then, with just one strike coming in the 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on January 20.

And the Frenchman was further criticised following his brief cameo in the north London derby defeat to Tottenham, with Lacazette missing the target with two presentable chances towards the end of the game.

That led manager Arsene Wenger into suggesting that the forward may have had his confidence knocked since the club-record arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund.

He said: "For him, one against one with the goalkeeper, he is a good goalscorer. He has gone through difficult periods before. He works hard in training, works on his finishing.

"I don't know what happened [with his second miss against Spurs], did he not touch the ball well? It can happen, it is a fraction of a second.

"Maybe the confidence is not at its highest because he has seen a competitor coming in for him."

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