​Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has broken his silence, following the ​news that he underwent knee surgery and is set to be sidelined for several weeks.

The injury to the Frenchman has dealt manager Arsene Wenger a huge blow, as he was set to lead the line for ​Arsenal in the Europa League with new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cup-tied. 

Wenger will now have to choose between Danny Welbeck or a player from the youth team to lead the line for Arsenal on Thursday against Ostersunds.

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Many Arsenal fans had been left disgruntled with Lacazette's recent performances and they were especially enraged when the forward missed a great opportunity to equalise in the ​1-0 loss to rivals Tottenham Hotspur,

Lacazette has since come out on Instagram and given his own word on his injury. He captioned the picture with: ''Thank you everyone for your messages, I will be not on the pitch for few weeks because i feel pain on my knee, the surgery went well.. a good recovery before [I] come back stronger #Coyg #BeTogether #TeamLaca."

Despite bringing in another big name forward to the club in January in the form of Aubameyang, Arsenal fans were still hoping that Lacazette would have a successful season at the club. However, this knee injury will make it hard for him to return at full fitness before the season comes to a close.

He has scored nine goals in 26 league starts this season which is an underwhelming number for someone who came to The Emirates with such a prolific goal scoring reputation.