Arsene Wenger has confirmed that one of his key Arsenal players has suffered a significant injury and could be set to miss several weeks of action.
That player comes in the form of Henrikh Mkhitaryan who could be set to miss the majority of the final set of season fixtures.
With the season coming to a close next month, Arsene Wenger will certainly need all of his best players fit.
Though, it looks as though they will have to do it without Mkhitaryan who has suffered a ligament injury.
The Armenian suffered the injury in a clash of legs during Arsenal’s Europa League clash with CSKA on Thursday evening.
That meant he had to be withdrawn and even though the Gunners look set to progress with a 4-1 lead over the Russian’s, they will need him for the latter stages.
‘Not too positive’
Now, he could be set to miss the remainder of the Europa League campaign as well as Arsenal’s hunt for top five in the Premier League.
Safe to say, Wenger wasn’t all too positive speaking about the injury today.
He also confirmed that the player will not face Southampton this weekend.
“He has a scan this afternoon but his medial ligament is touched so he will not be available for Sunday,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“He will not play. For how long he will be out we will know that after the scan.
“But the first impression is not too positive today.
“I fear [it could be several weeks] and I hope I’m wrong.”