Arsenal marched their way into their first European semi-final in nine years last night, after battling from behind to draw 2-2 with CSKA Moscow in Russia.
The Gunners sealed their spot in the final four, following their 4-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium last week, and will now look towards securing the first major European trophy of the club’s illustrious history.
With a top-four finish in the Premier League looking increasingly unlikely, winning the Europa League stands as Arsenal’s only realistic route back into the Champions League next season and the Gunners are set to go for broke in the competition.
Arsene Wenger has now issued a major injury boost by suggesting that Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who missed the second-leg clash last night, could return for the semi-finals later this month.
Quoted by The Daily Express, Wenger said:
“He has a medial ligament strain, he should be out for two more weeks. Do not be too worried. We have a very good medical staff and he is very serious in his rehab.”
Arsenal’s two semi-final dates are set for April 26th and May 3rd, with the final being held in Lyon on the 16th May.