Groin injury could sideline Lacazette for 'a while'

Alexandre Lacazette injured his groin during Arsenal's 5-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Wednesday and "might be out for a while", according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Former Lyon striker Lacazette opened the scoring at the Emirates inside three minutes but was replaced by Olivier Giroud at half-time.

Wenger revealed after the match the 26-year-old sustained an injury that will rule him out of Saturday's highly anticipated clash with second-placed Manchester United and potentially longer.

"It is an injury. It looked like a groin injury and he is definitely out of the weekend. He might be out for a while," said the Arsenal boss.

The loss of Lacazette will be a blow for the Gunners, but Giroud will be hoping his two-goal display against Huddersfield will be enough to convince Wenger to hand him a first Premier League start of the season against United.

Danny Welbeck could also be deployed against his former club, while Alexis Sanchez could move into a central role should the manager bring Alex Iwobi back into the starting XI.

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