Arsenal attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Gunners Premier League match against Southampton due to a knee injury.
The Armenia international picked up a knock in the 4-1 victory against CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter final first leg match.
After the resounding victory, coach Arsene Wenger gave an update in the post-match conference, and hope his player only misses Sunday’s match against the Saints.
“Mkhitaryan has a knee problem.
“We don’t know how bad it is. He will certainly be out for Sunday,” Wenger told reporters in his post-match news conference.
The Gunners goalkeeper David Ospina has also been ruled out for up to three weeks following an ankle knock as he failed to make Thursday’s tie against the Russian side.
According to Wenger the scan Ospina had on the problem was “reassuring”.
“He just moved back to make a save and sprained his ankle. There was no contact. “The scan today was reassuring. He will be out for two to three weeks. Yesterday [Wednesday] we were scared for a very serious injury, but today the scan was reassuring,” Wenger said.
Arsenal cruised to a 4-1 triumph over the Russian side at Emirates Stadium in midweek, with Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette getting two goals each. Despite being out of the top four race, the London club continue their quest to secure a Champions League berth next season, as they have put one leg in the semi finals in the Europa League.