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Arsenal boss provides injury update on Alexandre Lacazette

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Arteta confirms Alexandre Lacazette injury blow

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette picked up a hamstring injury during the 1-1 league draw against Fulham today.

The Frenchman has been in fine form for the Gunners during the backend of the campaign, and recently scored back-to-back braces.

He could not replicate the display against the Cottagers, and was substituted in the 70th-minute mark with an apparent hamstring problem.

Speaking after the derby draw, Arteta confirmed the setback for the marksman, and said that a medical assessment will be done on Tuesday.

He told "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."

When asked about a potential return date, Arteta said that he can't provide a timescale as the striker could be out for any period of time.

He 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."

The Gunners are currently lying ninth in the Premier League standings with 46 points, nine adrift of the top four.