Arsenal Boss Offers Injury Update On Henrikh Mkhitaryan Ahead Of CSKA Trip

By on April 8, 2018

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss Arsenal’s Europa League trip to CSKA Moscow on Thursday night with a knee ligament injury.

Mkhitaryan limped out of the 4-1 first leg victory over CSKA at the Emirates last Thursday night after suffering a knee injury midway through the second half.

The boss confirmed after that game that Mkhitaryan had damaged his ligaments but they were waiting for scan results to come back before we’d know the full extent of the injury.

The results are in and Wenger has confirmed the Armenian international is set to miss at least our next three games having sat out this afternoon’s 3-2 victory over Southampton.

Wenger says Mkhitaryan will miss the trip to Russia for the Europa League second leg on Thursday as well as the subsequent Premier League games with Newcastle and West Ham.

When quizzed for an update on Mkhitaryan after today’s win, the boss told Arsenal.com:

“He’s got knee ligament damage,”

“He will not be available for Thursday and not for Newcastle and certainly not for the week after, when we play West Ham.

“I think he will miss these games for sure, but he could still play at the end of the season.”

It’s a big blow to lose Mkhitaryan for at least the next three games but hopefully he can recover in time for the semi-finals on April 26th – as long as we don’t blow our 4-1 lead over CSKA.

Thankfully Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi were both in fine form this afternoon so the pair will be hoping to keep their places in attack during Mkhitaryan’s absence.

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