Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss Sunday’s
Premier League fixture against Southampton after suffering a knee injury in the 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
Mkhitaryan, who joined the Gunners from Manchester United in a swap deal that involved Alexis Sanchez in January, helped Arsenal take a 4-1 lead over CSKA in the Europa League quarter finals before being replaced by Alex Iwobi.
Arsene Wenger fears the Armenian is facing a lengthy lay-off.
Gunners boss Wenger said: “Micki came off and he will be out for Sunday. He has a scan and the fear is that his medial knee ligament has been touched. We’ll know more about that soon. For how long he will be out, I don’t know.”
Wenger admits that he will continue to rotate his squad, with his team still competing in the Premier League and the Europa.
Wenger added: “We are focusing on the Premier League and the Europa League with the squad. We rotate a little bit from one game to the other after considering the recovery and the slight injuries or risk of injuries.
“As well we consider that some people, like Aubameyang, are not available in the Europa League but they are available in the Premier League. So the rotation is quite natural.”