Following Arsenal’s second leg Europa League quarter-final victory over Napoli, Granit Xhaka has picked up a knock to his hip.
After a near-perfect injury record with the Gunners for his first two-and-a-half seasons, the 26-year-old has picked up a couple of knocks recently.
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First, he suffered a groin strain back in February, which returned again in early April.
After he returned from that injury to play against Watford and Napoli, Xhaka appears to have suffered another, this time picking up a hip problem.
No one knows if the Swiss international will be fit to start against Crystal Palace on Sunday, as the club have simply said that he’s ‘being assessed’ ahead of the game.
At this stage, it seems more likely Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi will take up the midfield spots.
The midfielder was always likely to suffer some kind of injury problem eventually.
He’s played almost every week for his entire Arsenal spell, and he had Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup in the summer before two of his three seasons so far.
Hopefully, Xhaka can battle through the final matches of the campaign and then take a well-deserved summer off.
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