Arsenal has suffered another injury blow with news that midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been ruled out with a broke metatarsal until February.
Mhkitaryan wasn’t in the Arsenal team that beat Burnley 3-1 over the weekend, and has now been diagnosed with a fractured metatarsal in his right foot. The injury is expected to keep him out for six weeks. He suffered the injury during the Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium last Wednesday.
With Rob Holding and forward Danny Welbeck already succumbing to season-ending injuries in November, this is another major setback setback for Arsenal coach Unai Emery.
He is also without the defensive duo of Shkodran Mustafi and Héctor Bellerín for the Boxing Day trip to Brighton, while Nacho Monreal is a doubt for that game but should be fit for Saturday’s trip to Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Mkhitaryan, 29, has made 20 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions so far this season, scoring four times in the Premier League.
This is not a good start for Arsenal, on the fitness side, in a very busy festive period that sees Arsenal play three Premier League matches, including Liverpool, in less than a week.
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