Henrikh Mkhitaryan has posted a fitness update on social media, teasing that he’s ‘coming back soon’ as he continues his injury rehabilitation.
Mkhitaryan suffered a metatarsal fracture in mid-December, and he’s been stuck on the sidelines since then. However, the Armenian is up and running again, albeit on an anti-gravity treadmill. He posted a video on Twitter to let the fans know that he’s closing in on a return.
— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) January 11, 2019
As it stands, Mkhitaryan is set to recover from injury next month. That’s when Arsenal have him down to rejoin full training. In the meantime, it leaves Unai Emery with a bit of a problem in the wide areas, which is why the club are looking at the loan signing of Denis Suarez.
Even if the former Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund man wasn’t having the best season before his injury, his four goals make him Arsenal’s fourth top scorer this campaign, and he’s also provided three assists.
The three ahead of him in goalscoring terms are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Danny Welbeck, showing that Arsenal really rely on their strikers for goals a little too much. Hopefully, other players will step up in Mkhitaryan’s absence, and he’ll be involved in the goals even more regularly when he’s back.