Arsenal Injury Boost: Wenger Confirms Key Man Should Be Fit To Face Man Utd

By on April 13, 2018

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to be fit to face former side Manchester United at Old Trafford later this month.

Mkhitaryan was forced off during the second half of Arsenal’s Europa League quarter-final first leg victory over CSKA Moscow last week after sustaining a knee injury.

Wenger soon confirmed the attacker had damaged knee ligaments and suggested he’d be out for around three weeks but the Gunners were waiting on scan results to know the full extent of the problem.

It looked like Mkhitaryan’s season was over after the Mirror reported earlier this week that the 29-year-old had been ruled out until the end of the Premier League campaign.

However, Wenger has now played down fears the Armenian international won’t play again this season after insisting Mkhitaryan will be available again in two weeks time.

The Frenchman provided an update following Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with CSKA Moscow last night, telling Arsenal.com:

“He has a medial ligament strain, he should be out for two more weeks. Do not be too worried. We have a very good medical staff and he is very serious in his rehab.”

It means Mkhitaryan will miss upcoming Premier League games with Newcastle United and West Ham while he’ll also be a doubt for Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday April 26th.

However, as long as his recovery goes according to plan, Mkhitaryan should be available for the north Londoners’ trip to Old Trafford to face former side Man Utd the following Sunday.

The news will come as a huge boost to Arsenal as Mkhitaryan should also be fit for the crucial second leg of their Europa League semi-final after they booked their place in the last four with a 6-3 aggregate win over CSKA last night.

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