Arsenal boss Unai Emery says goalkeeper Petr Cech could be sidelined for up to three weeks after limping off during the win over Watford. But Emery also appeared to suggest he understood every player had to maximise his earning potential during what is a short career.
It was Arsenal's seventh consecutive win in all competitions, and second straight 2-0 win in the Premier League after beating Everton by the same score last weekend. He has waited for his moment and it's arriving'.
An 81st-minute Craig Cathcart own-goal saw the hosts go ahead before Mesut Ozil tucked home just two minutes later to secure the points.
Arsenal's longest serving player Aaron Ramsey is likely to leave the Premier League side after the club withdrew their contract offer after several months of negotiations.
Explaining his own exit earlier this month, Gazidis - who was instrumental in the appointment of Emery - said: "I know many will think this is a odd time to be leaving but I believe it is the right time for me and for the club".
"The big strikers are very good and very strong so we had many problems but our defence did a good job. I want to give them the most stability to show us they can be focused on the performance only and to show us with each match".
Lucas Torreira, booked in the first half for a late challenge on Deeney, played in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang whose cross was headed wide by Lacazette.
"The team suffered in the 90 minutes as it was very competitive but they worked hard", Emery told Match of the Day. Our quality is on the pitch when we need it.