Arsenal now have a massive advantage to progress to the semi-final of the Europa League cup after they thumped CSKA Moscow 4-1 in the first leg of the quarter final encounter. However, in the course of the game, Henrikh Mkhitaryan picked up a knee injury and he has been ruled out of this weekend’s Premier League game against Southampton, per report.
Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette found the back of the net twice each but it was the former’s second goal that was the highlight of the game – Mesut Ozil provided an inch-perfect pass for Ramsey, whose flick got past CSKA Moscow’s goalie.
While Ozil stole the show in the game, Wilshere was a bit clumsy with some of his passes but the midfielders and attackers did a good job. Mkhitaryan picked up a knee injury in the second half of the game and Wenger revealed that they are yet to ascertain the severity of the injury, but he ruled out the Armenian forward out of this weekend’s game.
Wenger said: “Mkhitaryan has a knee problem, we don’t know how bad it is. He will certainly be out for Sunday.”’
Iwobi came in for Mkhi and the Nigerian international is likely going to be called up to play against the Saints in his stead again. Petr Cech returned in-between the sticks for Arsenal on Thursday night and Welbeck also had game time under his belt.