Press conference

How are Mkhitaryan, Ospina and Iwobi?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan returned from injury during our defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, but was left nursing a knock after levelling the scores.

The Armenia international was replaced on the hour mark and Arsène Wenger gave an update on our playmaker, plus David Ospina and Alex Iwobi, in his post-match press conference.

on whether there were any injuries…
I took off Mkhitaryan because he had a little knock on his knee again, on the same knee - we could see that just looking at him in the dressing room. Ospina has a rib problem and Alex Iwobi has a hamstring problem, so we’ll see how well everyone recovers. Thursday will come very quickly.

on whether they’ll be out of Thursday’s game…
Definitely? At the moment, no, but we’ll have to monitor them over the next 48 hours. We’ll know more on Tuesday.