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Mikel Arteta gives worrying injury update on Alexandre Lacazette

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has provided an injury update on striker Alexandre Lacazette following his team’s draw in the Premier League against Fulham on Sunday.

The Gunners had a tough game against the Cottagers, and were denied a goal before the half-time interval as Bukayo Saka was deemed offside in the build-up.

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Against the run of play, the Cottagers took the lead in the 59th minute after they were handed a penalty for a foul on Mario Lemina by Gabriel Magalhaes.

They looked on course to register a hard-fought win, but the Gunners managed to pull level through Eddie Nketiah in the dying seconds of stoppage time.

Nketiah had come on as a 70th-minute substitute for Lacazette, who was forced off the pitch after sustaining a hamstring injury.

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Alexandre Lacazette was forced to limp off against Burnley ( Photo by Getty Images)

He told Sky Sports: “We’ll have to see. We’ll have the scan, probably on Tuesday, to see the extent of the injury and the timeline for it. But I don’t know.”

When pressed about Lacazette’s disappointment on going off, Arteta added: “Yes. But I don’t know, I cannot tell if it’s going to be a week, two weeks, five weeks or six weeks.”

He looked distraught leaving the playing field, and the early signs indicate that he could potentially be out for an extended period of time.

This means Captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will need to step up for the Gunners. He has recently been out recovering from Malaria.

Lacazette is currently the club’s top scorer this season with 17 goals in all competitions.

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