{
    "title": "Lacazette ruled out for up to six weeks",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/Alexandre-Lacazette-171129-KneeDown-G-300.jpg",
    "body": "<p>Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has undergone minor surgery on his left knee and will be out for up to six weeks, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nThe procedure means that the 26-year-old will miss both legs of Arsenal's Europa League last-32 tie against Swedish side Ostersunds, as well as the League Cup final against Manchester City later this month.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\n\"Lacazette had an arthroscopy on his left knee in London on Tuesday morning,\" Arsenal said in a statement on their website.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\n\"The minor procedure was a success and he will now undergo a period of rehabilitation. It is envisaged that he will return to the squad within four to six weeks.\"\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nThe France international has made 26 league appearances for Arsenal, scoring nine goals since he signed from French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais in the close season.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nHowever, he has only found the net on one occasion so far in 2018 and missed two good chances to score in last weekend's 1-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur in the league.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nWith record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cup-tied in Europe, it means manager Arsene Wenger only has Danny Welbeck and Eddie Nketiah to call on up front for Thursday's trip to Ostersunds.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nArsenal are sixth in the Premier League with 45 points from 27 games.<\/p>",
    "blurb": "Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has undergone minor surgery on his left knee and will be out for up to six weeks, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.",
    "date": "2018-02-13T17:36:24",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "Reuters",
    "img_credit": "Alexandre Lacazette \u00a9 Gallo Images",
    "category": "Premier League",
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}