Arsenal take on Manchester United this weekend, but will have to do so without club record signing Alexandre Lacazette. The Gunners beat Huddersfield on Wednesday night by a huge 5-0 scoreline, with Lacazette grabbing the opening goal. The striker didn’t return to the playing field for the second-half however, and has now been revealed to be suffering with a hamstring injury.
We predicted that the goalscorer would be rested for today’s match, with Arsene Wenger seemingly worried about his fitness as he predominantly refuses to allow the star to play a full game, but he fielded a full strength line-up, despite having played on Sunday, and with a huge game against Manchester United coming up this Saturday also.
Arsene Wenger will now be ruing his decision, as he is now facing the daunting prospect of possibly missing a busy Christmas period without key striker Lacazette, while he is already expected to miss a crucial tie with United.
“He’s definitely out for [Manchester United] this weekend,” said Wenger.
“It looked like a groin injury. He could be out for a while.”
Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck will now fight for the chance to lead the line against Jose Mourinho’s side this weekend, as we look to try and close to within one point of second place in the division by beating our rivals.
Hopefully Laca will be able to return in time for our crunch match with Liverpool on December 22…
Will Wenger feel disgusted with his decision to start Lacazette? Is there long-term fitness worries over our record signing?