Henrikh Mkhitaryan who was forced off in the second half of Arsenal’s Europa League first leg quarterfinal win over CSKA Moscow at the Emirate Stadium has been ruled out of Sunday’s clash with Southampton.
The Armenian picked up a knee injury after he was involved in a nasty collision with CSKA Moscow left-back in the 61st minutes.
“Mkhitaryan has a knee problem,” Wenger confirmed to reporters. “We don’t know how bad it is. He will certainly be out for Sunday.”
Wenger also said goalkeeper, David Ospina, who missed the CSKA match, had suffered an ankle sprain in training and would be sidelined for up to three weeks.
Petr Cech started in place of Ospina, who has been Wenger’s preferred choice for European and domestic cup competitions this season.
“He just moved back on a shot and sprained his ankle. Alone, without any contact. Just a bad movement,” the manager added.