Alexandre Lacazette will be out of action for SIX weeks according to the club after it was revealed he’d had to undergo a small knee operation.

Arsenal have revealed on the official website that the operation was a ‘success’ and he will now undergo a period of rehabilitation, it briefly said:

“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 was unlucky not to equalise on Saturday in the 94th minute of the North London derby which ended in a 1-0 defeat for Arsenal, the Frenchman pulling his shot wide after beating Lloris.

The biggest problem we have now is that Pierre-Emerick Abuameyang can’t play in the Europa League so this now leaves Danny Welbeck and Eddie Nketiah as our only eligible strikers in the competition.

Lacazette joined Arsenal in the summer for a fee of around £46m, a club record at the time and has struggled to impress so far despite scoring nine goals this season.

What a season this is turning out to be.