Ian Wright is disappointed about Alexandre Lacazette’s injury, as the Frenchman’s absence could be felt in Saturday’s clash with Manchester United.

Lacazette scored an early goal to get Arsenal up and running against Huddersfield on Wednesday night, but was forced off at half-time due to a groin injury.

Much like the Arsenal fanbase, Ian Wright was disappointed to see him go off on a night where he could have improved his goal tally, reports the Daily Star.

“Lacazette showed good strength while running the channels creating space for other people to exploit,” he said on BBC Match of the Day. “He was very good and it’s a huge shame that he’s had to go off with what looks like a groin strain.”

Lacazette scored within three minutes after latching onto Aaron Ramsey’s flicked pass and slotting past Lossl in the Huddersfield goal. He looked sharp throughout the first half, often getting involved in the build-up play.

The 26-year-old came close to doubling his tally with a chip over Lossl from a tight angle, but saw his effort cleared off the line.

Arsene Wenger took him off at half-time, and has ruled him out of the Manchester United game on Saturday. It could mean that Olivier Giroud will receive a rare league start.

Alternatively, Wenger could turn to Danny Welbeck, as the English forward always enjoys playing against his former club.

Lacazette has seven goals in 14 league matches for Arsenal and is the club’s top scorer so far this season. He’s been at the club for a short time, but his presence up front will be missed.

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