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Blow for Arsenal as their top scorer is ruled out of Man United clash

Alexandre Lacazette picked up a groin injury against Huddersfield and will sit out the meeting with Jose Mourinho’s side as a result.

 Lacazette has seven goals this season.
Lacazette has seven goals this season.

ARSENAL STRIKER ALEXANDRE Lacazette will miss Saturday’s Premier League meeting with Manchester United with a groin injury.

The France international striker was handed a starting berth by the Gunners in their midweek game against Huddersfield.

He opened the scoring in that contest inside three minutes, but was replaced by Olivier Giroud at half-time.

Arsene Wenger confirmed after a crushing 5-0 victory over the Terriers that Lacazette had picked up a knock which will keep him out of a home date with Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils.

Lacazette has a groin problem and he will be out certainly for Saturday’s game,” the French coach told reporters.

Lacazette has been a regular for Arsenal this season, and his effort against Huddersfield was the seventh of his debut campaign at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners will, however, be forced to shuffle their pack against United.

Giroud could be the man to get the nod in a central striking berth, with the Frenchman having stepped off the bench to bag a brace on Wednesday.

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