Emery confirms 30-year-old is now available for selection ahead of Huddersfield trip
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed that one of his previously injured players is now fully available for selection ahead of the trip to Huddersfield Town in the Premier League this weekend.
The new Arsenal boss has been troubled by injury problems in his first season after replacing Arsene Wenger at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.
With several key players being hit with injury blows, the Gunners have dropped further down to sixth place in the table with their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League in danger of being dashed.
Last Sunday saw Arsenal succumb to a 3-1 defeat away to Manchester City and not involved in that affair was Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has not featured for the first team for almost two months.
The 30-year-old recently made a return to training but the fact that he was not match fit saw him excluded from the squad which travelled to Man City last Sunday.
However, ahead of the trip to Huddersfield Town, Emery has confirmed that Mkhitaryan is now available for selection after improving his match fitness with the club’s youth team.
“We thought last week that with two training sessions after six weeks being injured, it was not enough to play against Manchester City.” the Gunners boss said
“But after this week, playing with the under-23s and working with us, I think it is the first time I can think about him being with us.”