Alex Lacazette will not play again for Arsenal this month as he continues to struggle with the ankle injury he picked up in pre-season.
The Frenchman has been in and out of Unai Emery’s squad for the four games so far this season but has now been advised he needs to rest.
A slightly vague update from the Arsenal medical team says: “After assessments to an ongoing ankle issue, we have advised that Alex will need to rest and strengthen his ankle to regain full fitness.
“Alex has been playing through this injury for several weeks. He is likely to be back in action in October.”
Lacazette could miss at least five games in September (Watford, Villa, Frankfurt, Nottingham Forest and Manchester United) and is at risk of missing a couple more (Standard Liege and Bournemouth) before October’s Interlull.
Just when it sounded like the squad was closing in on a clean bill of health. Hmm. ?