Arsenal have been hit with news that Henrikh Mkhitaryan, will be out of action until February 2019, after suffering a broken metatarsal.

The 29-year-old suffered the fractured foot, when attempting a shot from the edge of the penalty area, only for Lucas Moura to make a last-ditch challenge.

Moura won the ball, but also crashed into the Armenian midfielder, who remained on the deck in agony.

He was substituted at the break and missed the 3-1 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.

Arsenal confirmed on Monday that, after weekend tests and a scan, Mkhitaryan has indeed suffered a broken foot and is expected to be out for at least six weeks.

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