Just when it was all good news concerning injuries to Arsenal players the news comes through that Alexandre Lacazette will be sidelined until at least October.
Arsenal confirmed today that the Frenchman will need rest in order to strengthen his ankle before he can get back to full fitness.
The 28-year-old has been playing through his injury for several weeks now and it has got to a stage that he simply cannot be risked any further.
This is a blow for Arsenal, it means that we will not be seeing the strongest forward line available to Unai Emery for at least a month, possibly even longer.
This now means that as many as five players will be set to return to the first-team in October, Rob Holding, Dinos Mavropanos, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney are all back in full training, but will require varying lengths of time before they will be available for selection.
The one saving grace in all this is that there are currently no long term injured players and as things today Emery should have a full squad to choose from in roughly four weeks time.
The injury to Lacazette means that there will be a change up front for the game against Watford which may present an opening for Reiss Nelson who was probably not under consideration for a starting spot.
It should also mean that Aubameyang will most likely be selected in the central striker spot as opposed to the left-hand side, a position he was not totally content with.