Arsenal’s Europa League chances have taken a hit with the news that Alexandre Lacazette will miss four to six weeks having undergone minor surgery on his knee.
In a statement issued on the official website, the club said:
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.
For those wondering what exactly an arthroscopy is, Wikipedia says:
Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
Quite what the problem is we’re unsure of, but it’s a blow for the team and for the striker who has undergone a difficult time of late.
He’s scored just once in his last thirteen games, and his lack of confidence was apparent during the North London derby when he failed to take advantage of his chances to grab a late equaliser for the Gunners.
Fingers crossed it’s not any more serious than this, and best of luck to him in his recovery.