Alex Iwobi’s participation in Thursday’s crucial Europa League semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid is in doubt after Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger confirmed the player has a hamstring problem.
The 21-year-old played the entire duration of the Gunners’ 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday, but Iwobi, alongside goalkeeper David Ospina finished the Premier League encounter with injuries.
Playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan is also a doubt for the trip to Spain.
The Armenia international returned from the sidelines against his former side, scored the leveller but was forced off in the second half after picking a knock to his recuperating knee.
“Mkhitaryan I took off because he had a little knock on his knee again, the same thing, just looking at him in the dressing room,” Wenger said.
“Ospina has a rib problem and Alex Iwobi has a hamstring problem.
“We’ll see how everyone recovers because Thursday will come around very quickly.”
Last week at the Emirates, a wasteful Arsenal side were held 1-1 by 10-man Atletico – who also had manager Diego Simeone sent off.