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Henrikh Mkhitaryan To miss out on January action

The Armenian was taken off at half-time of the Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham after suffering the injury during the first half
Arsenal have been rocked by the news that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be out of action until February due to a broken metatarsal.

The Armenia international, 29, suffered the injury in the first half of Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup loss to Tottenham Hotspur.

Mkhitaryan suffered the fractured foot when attempting a shot from the edge of the penalty area, only for Lucas Moura to make a last-ditch challenge.

The Brazilian won the ball, but also crashed into Mkhitaryan, who remained on the deck in agony.

He was substituted at the break and subsequently missed the 3-1 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.

Mkhitaryan suffered the injury in the loss to Spurs

Arsenal confirmed on Monday that, after weekend tests and a scan, Mkhitaryan has indeed suffered a broken foot and is expected to be out for at least six weeks.

That means he will miss the rest of the festive fixtures as well as the club’s entire January programme.

Mkhitaryan has been a regular under Unai Emery and has contributed four Premier League goals this season.

He will now miss matches against Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.

He joined the Gunners as part of the Alexis Sanchez swap deal that took the Chilean to Manchester United.

Mkhitaryan’s injury is another blow to Gunners boss Emery, who already has a long list of players sidelined.

However, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck remain the club’s only long-term absentees; neither is expected to play again this season.

 

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