North London giants Arsenal have been dealt a big blow after star striker Alexandre Lacazette was ruled out until next month.
Alexandre Lacazette has an ongoing ankle problem and it has been decided by the Arsenal medical team that the Frenchman should rest the said ankle.
His injury status was revealed by Arsenal on Friday evening via their official website.
The latest development is a big blow to Arsenal and the quest to meet their target of a top-four finish at the end of this season.
Alexandre Lacazette has been suffering from an ankle injury sustained against former club Lyon during the Emirates Cup in the preseason.
He was an unused substitute for the Gunners during the first game of the season, a 1-0 win at the home of Newcastle United courtesy the second half strike from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Lacazette made his first appearance of the season in the second game of the new Premier League campaign and he marked it with a goal as Arsenal beat Burnley 2-1 at home.
The French international was a second half substitute as Arsenal suffered their first defeat of the season at Liverpool.
The Reds beat Arsenal 3-1 at home in the third game of the new league season.
Alexandre Lacazette scored his second league goal of the season as Arsenal came from two goals down to play out a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at home in the fourth and last league game.