ARSENAL striker Olivier Giroud has been dominated out of Friday’s Premier League showdown towards Liverpool with a hamstring harm.
The France striker limped off the pitch holding his leg throughout the Gunners’ Carabao Cup win over West Ham.
Giroud pulled up throughout a 78th-minute counter-attack and fell to the ground unable to proceed.
He put his head in his arms and seemed distraught as he was instantly changed by Reiss Nelson.
Arsene Wenger stated: “It is a optimistic night time however we misplaced Olivier Giroud.
“It doesn’t look superb for him. I feel he’s out of Friday night time.
“What’s worrying is once you begin to lose gamers. You possibly can’t afford to lose one other one.”
The KO leaves Arsenal with only one match out-and-out striker in Alexandre Lacazette.
Alexis Sanchez performed centrally final time period however has been moved out on the wing this season.
Danny Welbeck is ready to lead the road however once more has discovered higher kind out huge.
Giroud, 31, can be hoping the issue doesn’t become something critical, together with his World Cup goals on the horizon.
He has been urged by France supervisor Didier Deschamps to seek out extra common first-team soccer outdoors of the Emirates and the January switch window may show a defining interval for the hitman.
The ex-Montepellier striker has scored seven objectives in all competitions, together with the winner towards Leicester and an equaliser towards Southampton.
Francis Coquelin additionally left the pitch late on by way of harm however Wenger put it all the way down to cramp.
Arsenal beat West Ham 1-Zero at house to progress to the semi-final of the Carabao Cup.
Welbeck bundled within the winner simply three minutes earlier than the break to arrange a last-four tie towards both Manchester Metropolis, Chelsea, Bournemouth, Bristol Metropolis or Manchester United.
Wenger stated: “I felt we performed with high quality and spirit and tempo within the first half.
“For 90 minutes we seemed strong defensively.
“Second half we misplaced a little bit of tempo and have been much less artistic. So it was all the way down to not making a mistake.”