Lacazette ruled out of Arsenal's clash with Man Utd

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The France international striker picked up a groin injury against Huddersfield and will sit out a meeting with Jose Mourinho's Red Devils as a result

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has been ruled out of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United with a groin injury.

The France international striker was handed a starting berth by the Gunners in their midweek meeting with 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.

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The French coach told reporters: "Lacazette has a groin problem and he will be out certainly for Saturday's game.

"He might be out for a while."

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

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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.

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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