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More bad news for Alexandre Lacazette.

Following the January signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal's previous club record transfer is now playing second fiddle, occupying a role on the bench.

The Gabon striker spearheaded Arsenal's attack in the North London derby. Though Lacazette was introduced as a substitute, and had a glorious chance to level the score.

But he fluffed his lines, failing to hit the back of the net.

Lacazette cuts a dejected figure. Image: PA
Lacazette cuts a dejected figure. Image: PA

A few days removed from Saturday's Premier League defeat, Arsenal have delivered some unfortunate news regarding Lacazette.

He's undergone minor knee surgery, and is set to be out for four to six weeks. Blow.

Arsenal released an official statement which reads:

"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.

The 26-year-old will miss Arsenal's Europa League tie against Ostersund, the League Cup final versus Manchester City as well as the league meeting with the leaders a few days later.

Not to mention league fixtures against Brighton and Watford.

Arsene Wenger will be hoping to call upon his striker for the encounter versus Leicester City.

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery, Alex.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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