Arsenal boss offers worrying update on Mkhitaryan injury

By on April 6, 2018

Arsene Wenger has confirmed he fears Henrikh Mkhitaryan has damaged his knee ligament and could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Mkhitaryan limped out of our Europa League quart-final win over CSKA Moscow after sustaining a knee injury midway through the second half.

The Armenian international was replaced by Alex Iwobi in the 61st minute and headed straight down the Emirates tunnel with the medial staff.

Wenger said after the game the injury looked serious and the attacker was immediately ruled out of Sunday’s game against Southampton while further tests were carried out.

Mkhitaryan is due to undergo a scan this afternoon to determine the full extent of the injury but Wenger says the initial feeling is he’s damaged a ligament in his knee.

If those fears are confirmed by the scan this afternoon, then Miki is facing several weeks on the sidelines and it could mean the end of his season.

Wenger told Sky Sports.

“He has a scan this afternoon but his medial ligament is touched so he will not be available for Sunday,”

“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.”

This is concerning news as Mkhitaryan has enjoyed a positive start to life in north London following his move from Manchester United in January.

The attacker won our player of the month in February and March after providing 2 goals and 6 assists in his 12 appearances in all competitions so far.

Let’s pray for good news when the scan results come back as it would be a major blow if we were to lose the 29-year-old for the rest of the season.