Injury blow as Wenger rules Lacazette out of United clash

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Arsene Wenger has ruled Alexandre Lacazette out of Saturday’s clash with Manchester United after the striker sustained an injury in the 5-0 win over Huddersfield.

The French international, who opened the scoring in the third minute, took a knock in the first half and was replaced at the break by Olivier Giroud.

Speaking afterwards, the Arsenal boss had an update on the club’s record signing and the news wasn’t good.

“Lacazette has a groin problem and he will be out certainly for Saturday’s game,” he said.

“He might be out for a while.”

It means he’s got to make a big decision about how to replace him. Olivier Giroud came on and scored twice, a real boost to his confidence, while Danny Welbeck is often given the nod against his old club because of the extra motivation he has to stick it to them.

The other option is to play Alexis Sanchez up there, and use Welbeck or Alex Iwobi in one of the wide positions, but he’s got some time to consider his options before Saturday.

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