Premier League: Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruled out of Southampton clash due to knee injury

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss Sunday’s Premier League match against Southampton with a knee injury.

Reuters April 06, 2018 12:26:58 IST
Premier League: Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruled out of Southampton clash due to knee injury

London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss Sunday’s Premier League match against Southampton with a knee injury.

Premier League Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruled out of Southampton clash due to knee injury

File image of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. AFP

The 29-year-old Armenia international limped off after 61 minutes during Arsenal’s 4-1 home win over CSKA Moscow in their Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday.

“Mkhitaryan has a knee problem,” Wenger told reporters. “We don’t know how bad it is. He will certainly be out for Sunday.”

Wenger also said goalkeeper David Ospina, who missed the CSKA match, had suffered an ankle sprain in training and would be sidelined for up to three weeks.

Petr Cech started in place of Ospina, who has been Wenger’s preferred choice for European and domestic cup competitions this season.

“He just moved back on a shot and sprained his ankle. Alone, without any contact. Just a bad movement,” the manager added.

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