Alexandre Lacazette has provided a positive update for Arsenal fans after undergoing surgery on his knee and thanked everyone for their support.
On Tuesday, the news broke that not only had Lacazette sustained a knee injury against Spurs, he had to undergo surgery almost immediately this week.
As a result, the 26-year-old is expected to be sidelined for up to five weeks but he promises to bounce back even stronger.
🇫🇷Merci à tous pour vos msg de soutien , je m’absente des terrains pour quelques semaines à cause d’une douleur au genou, l’opération s’est bien passée donc une bonne rééducation avant de revenir plus fort 💪🏾💪🏾 🇬🇧Thank you everyone for your messages , i Will be not on the pitch for few weeks because i feel pain on my knee, the surgery went Well.. a good recovery before Come back Stonger 💪🏾💪🏾 #Coyg #BeTogether #TeamLaca
“Thank you everyone for your messages,” Laca wrote on Instagram. “I will not be on the pitch for few weeks because I feel pain on my knee, the surgery went well.. a good recovery before I come back stronger.”
Although most players insist they’re going to return from their injuries stronger, let’s hope Lacazette actually does. The striker’s had a tough couple of months.
The goals have begun to dry up and Arsenal have now signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
While competition is healthy, Laca was the club’s record signing just seven months ago, so it’s probably a bit of a blow to his confidence.
This knee injury is the last thing he needs.
Lacazette’s Arsenal teammates, Hector Bellerin and Alex Iwobi, both wished the striker well on his Instagram post.
Fortunately, the France international has the support of his teammates, who have been through their fair share of injury woes.
The striker should be back in action in five weeks, so let’s hope this is the case. After selling Olivier Giroud to Chelsea in January and new signing Aubameyang being cup-tied, Arsenal now only have Danny Welbeck to rely on in the Europa League.