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Mikel Arteta gives update on Lacazette after injury against Fulham

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Arsenal will be sweating on the fitness of Alexandre Lacazette after the Frenchman suffered a hamstring injury against Fulham.

Mikel Arteta says Alexandre Lacazette’s hamstring injury will require a scan after the Frenchman was forced off during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Fulham on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners’ top goal-scorer has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season, having come into particularly clinical form over the past few games.

Lacazette was taken off the pitch after 70 minutes and was replaced by Eddie Nketiah who went on to score a late equalizer.

Arteta admits the news that the 29-year-old could be set for a spell on the sidelines comes at the worst possible time.

“We don’t know yet. He felt his hamstring,” Arteta said after the game.

There are reports Lacazette could be out for several weeks and the Gunners’ boss gave an update on that.

“We will have to see. He will have a scan probably on Tuesday to see the extent of the injury and the timeline to it.”

“I cannot tell you if it’s going to be a week, two weeks, five weeks or six weeks. He felt something with his hamstring and we don’t know the extent of it.

“We are all disappointed because we know the moment Lacazette is in.”

Arsenal face Everton on Friday night and the latest turn of events means it could be Eddie Nketiah leading the line as captain Aubameyang continues to miss out due to malaria.