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Arsenal’s striker Alexandre Lacazette has been discounted for a month and a half in the wake of experiencing a minor injury on his knee, constraining the club’s striking choices for their up and coming Europa League tie against Ostersund.

Arsenal said on Tuesday that Lacazette “had an arthroscopy to his left side knee in London” and that he “will now experience a time of restoration.”

The damage comes at an especially awful time for Lacazette and the group as the France universal had been required to begin in the two legs of the round-of-32 tie against Ostersund.

Lacazette has lost his Premier League beginning spot to new marking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, yet the previous Borussia Dortmund forward is glass tied in the Europa League.

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Lacazette’s nonappearance leaves Danny Welbeck as Arsene Wenger’s just genuine choice in advance after the club sold Olivier Giroud to Chelsea in January. Munititions stockpile play at the Swedish side on Thursday with the arrival leg at the Emirates seven days after the fact.

Wenger had upheld Lacazette to come back to his best shape rapidly subsequent to conceding in the wake of Saturday’s misfortune to Tottenham Hotspur that the forward’s certainty had been marked of late.

Lacazette went ahead as a substitute at Wembley Stadium yet missed the group’s most obvious opportunity for an equalizer and has just scored one objective since Dec. 2.