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Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruled out for six weeks

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Arsenal has confirmed that midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has fractured a metatarsal in his right foot and is set to be sidelined for six weeks.

After a collision with Lucas Moura during Arsenal’s 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham, Mkhitaryan was substituted at half-time.

The 29-year-old missed Arsenal’s 3-1 win at the Emirates on Saturday and the club has now confirmed his foot injury.

“Right foot. Fractured metatarsal. Expected to return to full training in six weeks.” Arsenal wrote on their website.

Mkhitaryan will return to training first week of February and will sit out Arsenal’s games against Liverpool and Chelsea. But could be fit in time to face Manchester City at the Etihad on February 3.

Arsenal are missing key players ahead of their trip to Brighton on Boxing Day, as Danny Welbeck [ankle], Rob Holding [knee], and Hector Bellerin [calf] are all sidelined.

Shkodran Mustafi is expected to return soon from a hamstring injury, while Nacho Monreal [hamstring] is doubtful for their trip to the Amex Stadium.