Arsene Wenger has revealed the extent of the knee injury picked up by Henrikh Mkhitaryan last week (via Arsenal.com).
It’s been a good week for Arsenal. Since the international break, the Gunners have secured two Premier League victories and that crucial 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in the Europa League.
Many players are playing well and scoring goals but perhaps the biggest disappointment has been the injury to Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The Armenian limped off during last Thursday’s Europa League win over CSKA Moscow and missed Sunday’s match against Southampton.
Now, Arsene Wenger has revealed the extent of Mkhitaryan’s injury and how long the 29-year-old will be out for.
“He’s got knee ligament damage,” Wenger said after the match.
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“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 blow for Arsenal to lose Henrikh Mkhitaryan but Sunday’s win will give the team confidence. His potential replacements in the team – Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi – both put in excellent performances and will be vying to take that starting spot.