Date: 9th April 2018 at 7:32pm
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Arsenal enjoyed a superb win over on Thursday night in the first-leg of the Europa League quarter-final but they did encounter some injury concerns, with hobbling off in the second half.

The Armenian subsequently missed Arsenal’s dramatic 3-2 Premier League victory over Southampton on Sunday and is due to miss the second-leg against CSKA away in , as he’ll be sidelined for a number of weeks.

However, revealing that Mkhitaryan will miss at least the next three matches, Arsene stated he’s hopeful that the 29-year-old will be available for the Europa League final and is optimistic that his season will not come to a premature end.

Quoted by The SunWenger said:

“He will not be available for Thursday and not for next Sunday. And certainly not the week after against . He will miss these games for sure. He could still play at the end of the season.”

Arsenal are expected to qualify for the Europa League semi-finals, where they could face Diego Simeone’s , and Mkhitaryan’s potential return for the final, should the Gunners qualify, is a major boost.