Arsenal reach Europa League semi-finals
It was far from comfortable for Arsenal, but on Thursday night the Gunners reached the Europa League semi-finals.
With a 4-1 lead from the first leg, Arsenal had gone 2-0 down by the 50th minute in Russia thanks to goals from Fedor Chalov and Kirill Nababkin.
Arsenal weren’t safe until the 75th minute, when Danny Welbeck claimed a fine individual goal to settle any nerves.
Aaron Ramsey secured a draw on the night for Arsenal with a late goal. The impressive Mohamed Elneny claimed two assists.
Arsene Wenger updates on Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s injury issues
After the win over CSKA Moscow, Arsene Wenger gave a positive update on Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s injury issues.
The former Manchester United midfielder came off in the first leg against CSKA Moscow at The Emirates.
Arsene 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.”
As a result, Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be available for Arsenal for their semi-final first leg on April 26, 2018.
The draw for the Europa League semi-finals will be made at 11:00 today.
Mkhitaryan has been impressive since joining Arsenal in January and also has experience of winning the Europa League with Manchester United last season.