Aaron Ramsey absent from training ahead of Southampton clash

While some of the speculation over Mkhitaryan's injury has been positive, the Telegraph reported on Friday that the Arsenal playmaker could miss the rest of the season.

"Having players who want to play for the club is the way we want to play football and is in the values we feel are important to us".

"If that means on occasions that you possibly lessen the talent in the group to make you more solid then sometimes those are decisions that need to be made but it's about getting results at this stage".

They will beat Southampton at home, though. Do you think that out cjhances of success could depend on whether he is fit to play or not? With a 4-1 victory over the Russian of CSKA, Arsenal have their destiny in hands to advance to the last remaining four.

At home to Southampton, the Gunners only just managed to avoid making it two defeats in a row.

However, Southampton did win League Cup ties at the Emirates Stadium in 2014 and 2016. He has already struck three times since returning off the bench in the Premier League win over Stoke last weekend and is now setting his sights on showing his best form for Arsenal.

The Gunners ought to win easily. Every time they won the ball, they gave us many problems in the first half.

Alexandre Lacazette is hoping for a fairy-tale ending to an otherwise hard debut season at Arsenal by firing the Gunners to the Europa League final in his hometown of Lyon next month. Although they can live without the Armenian in the Premier League, he is a Europa League specialist.

Ramsey and France worldwide Alexandre Lacazette each scored twice in a blistering first half for the Gunners, who are the top scorers in the competition this season with 27 goals.

Koke put the side ahead after just 22 seconds and Antoine Griezmann's goal put Diego Simeone's men on the brink of a fifth European semifinal.

The Welshman has had injury issues this season and Wenger went on to compare him to a Formula One engine that needs fine-tuning at times.

But the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were all in attendance. He also has scored three goals and has an assist to his name in three Europa League appearances.

Probability of away win: 15%.

  • Zachary Reyes