Arsenal's Mkhitaryan ruled out for six weeks with fractured metatarsal

Ruben Hill
December 24, 2018

Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fractured metatarsal.

Mkhitaryan suffered the injury to his right foot in last Wednesday's Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham and was replaced at half-time before missing the win against Burnley at the weekend.

The Gunners say the Armenia global has a "fractured metatarsal in his right foot".

The Armenia global has featured sporadically for Unai Emery's side thus far this season, making 14 Premier League appearances but completing 90 minutes just six times.

The 29-year-old will miss league games against Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City as Arsenal look to seal a place in the top four.

Having lost the defender Rob Holding and the forward Danny Welbeck to season-ending injuries in November it is another setback for Emery.

Shkodran Mustafi is likely to miss the match but is close to recovering from a hamstring injury, while Nacho Monreal [hamstring] faces a late fitness test ahead of the trip to the Amex Stadium.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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