Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been ruled out of Arsenal’s Premier League game against Southampton.
The Armenian midfielder picked up a knee injury during the Europa League win against CSKA Moscow on Thursday night as Arsenal cruised to a 4-1 victory at the Emirates.
But Mkhitaryan suffered a seemingly minor injury around the hour mark, which Arsene Wenger believes will rule him out for Sunday’s match.
‘Mkhitaryan has a knee problem,’ Wenger said after the game.
‘We don’t know how bad it is. He will certainly be out for Sunday.’
Wenger also provided an update on David Ospina, who missed the game against CSKA with an injury, meaning Petr Cech started in his place.
The Colombian will be out for the next three weeks with an ankle issue, although that is less time than the Arsenal boss first feared.
‘He just moved back to make a save and sprained his ankle. There was no contact,’ Wenger said.
‘The scan today was reassuring. He will be out for two to three weeks.
‘Yesterday [Wednesday] we were scared for a very serious injury, but today the scan was reassuring.’