Arsenal supporters have expressed their concern on social media after Arsene Wenger provided an injury update on Henrikh Mkhitaryan ahead of the Southampton game.
The Gunners have managed to overturn their results since February to go on a five-match winning streak, but this came at a cost on Thursday night versus CSKA as Mkhitaryan appeared to sustained a knee issue.
Wenger initially suggested that the attacker will miss the weekend outing, but he now believes the 29-year-old could miss the rest of the campaign after suffering some sort of damage to his medial ligaments.
Mkhitaryan has brought plenty of positivity since his swap from Manchester United in January, and his injury concern has generated a sense of concern, considering he has impressed with his link-up play in the Gunners’ attack of late.
Here are some tweets:
This is pretty bad news – hes turning into a pretty indispensible player for us, offering goals assists and general all round play
— Jonathan Phang (@Jonny_Phang) April 6, 2018
Thats not a problem,he can always go to the specialist to whom Kane went and come back next week.
— tahir (@Tahir178) April 6, 2018
Hoping he isn't out for too long. But at the same time, it looks like he won't be starting a game for the rest of the season
— YaGunnersYa11 (@yagunnersya711) April 6, 2018
The arsenal@injury curse strikes again
— Nathan D Ndlovu (@Nate_Esq) April 6, 2018
Shame we won't see him play on Sunday. Hopefully the injury isn't too serious.
— Jahan Miah (@AllAboutTheAFC) April 6, 2018
Hopefully it's not too long
— Stephen Jones (@Stephen39439798) April 6, 2018
Arsenal do not need any injury setbacks, particularly during the final weeks of the campaign as winning the Europa League title is essential to their chances of earning a backdoor entry into next season’s Champions League.
As such, we may witness a couple of changes especially through the lineup for this afternoon’s Premier League outing versus Southampton, and it would not be a surprise, if both Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil are rested for the European trip to Moscow.
Alexandre Lacazette is another who has just returned after a knee injury, and he may have to adjust with a bench role in the Premier League with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang likely to lead the line versus Mark Hughes’ side.
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