Wenger gives latest Arsenal update on Mkhitaryan

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are expecting to have Henrikh Mkhitaryan back fit in about two weeks

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal are expecting Henrikh Mkhitaryan to be out of action for another two weeks.

The Armenia international has been getting used to life at The Emirates after having signed for the north London side from Manchester United in the January transfer window.

Mkhitaryan has been a regular fixture in the first team at Arsenal since his move and has been showing signs of becoming a key player for Wenger’s men.

However, the 29-year-old suffered a minor knee ligament injury during the first leg of Arsenal’s Europa League clash against CSKA Moscow last week.

Arsenal booked their place in the Europa League semi-finals with a 2-2 draw in Moscow in the return leg on Thursday night.

And Wenger has confirmed that he is now hoping to have Mkhitaryan back in action in the next fortnight.

Speaking at his post-match news conference in Russia on Thursday night, Wenger said: “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.”

Arsenal will return to Premier League action on Sunday when they travel to Newcastle United to take on Southampton.

The Gunners are currently in sixth place in the table and looking as though they will finish outside the top four in the Premier League for the second season running under Wenger.

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