Wenger gives Mkhitaryan update ahead of Arsenal v Southampton

Arsene Wenger delivers the latest news on Henrikh Mkhitaryan after Arsenal's 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsene Wenger has revealed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be out for some time after picking up a knee injury in Arsenal’s win over CSKA Moscow on Thursday night.

The Armenia international started the first leg of the quarter-final tie but had to be substituted midway through the second half after picking up a knock.

Wenger has revealed that Mkhitaryan underwent a scan on Friday and the Arsenal medical team are still trying to determine exactly how serious the injury is.

However, the Arsenal boss confirmed that the 29-year-old would definitely be missing for Arsenal’s home clash against Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking in an interview with Arsenal Player, Wenger said: “Micki came off and he will be out for Sunday.

“He has a scan and the fear is that his medial knee ligament has been touched. We’ll know more about that soon. For how long he will be out, I don’t know.”

Arsenal are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table and looking as if they will have to settle for a spot outside of the top four for the second season running.

The Gunners’ best hope of securing a place in next season’s Champions League will be to win the Europa League this term.

Wenger’s men will travel to Russia for the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Thursday night against CSKA Moscow after having claimed a dominant 4-1 win in the first leg at The Emirates last week.

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