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Arsenal Star A Major Injury Doubt Ahead Of Tonight’s Europa League Clash

Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan is struggling to be fit for tonight’s crucial Europa League second leg tie against Rennes.

The Armenian international missed the 2-0 win against Manchester United at the weekend with a back injury and the midfielder is still suffering with the same issue.

Mkhitaryan has been in excellent form since he returned from a broken foot, and he was named the club’s player of the month for February.

If the 30-year-old is unable to start the Rennes game, manager Unai Emery may have to reshuffle his pack as they seek to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first leg.

Defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is suspended after being sent off in France with Shkodran Mustafi expected to start in his absence, but Alexandre Lacazette will return after having his three-game suspension reduced to two by UEFA.

Hector Bellerin (knee), Danny Welbeck (ankle) and Rob Holding (knee) will all be missing due to long term injuries.

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