David Luiz out for four weeks but expected to play again this season

David Luiz to miss four weeks after undergoing knee surgery… with Arsenal hopeful defender WILL play again this season after ‘small procedure’ put his campaign in doubt

  • Arsenal are hopeful David Luiz will play again this season after knee surgery
  • The defender underwent the procedure on Sunday and will be out for four weeks
  • That timeframe would mean the Brazilian could feature before the end of season
  • Luiz would be fit for the Europa League final on May 26 should Arsenal get there

David Luiz is expected to play again this season despite undergoing knee surgery on Sunday.

The Arsenal defender underwent the ‘small procedure’ over the weekend, throwing into doubt his availability for the remainder of the campaign.

But Sportsmail understands that there is hope Luiz, who is a key player for Mikel Arteta, will miss in the region of four weeks.

David Luiz underwent knee surgery on Sunday and is expected to be out for around four weeks

Arsenal are hopeful the Brazilian will play again this season in a big boost for Mikel Arteta

If all goes according plan the Brazilian could be available for the climax to the Gunners’ season.

The news will come as a major boost to Arteta, ahead of the campaign’s finale.

While there is little left to play for in the Premier League, the north London club are still in the Europa League; they face Slavia Prague in their quarter final first-leg on Thursday.

And, provided they progress, the possibility of having Luiz available for the final of Europa League matches will come as a welcome boost for the Gunners.

Luiz started in both matches against Benfica and Olympiacos in the previous knockout rounds

The Brazilian has started all four of Arsenal’s European knockout matches so far this season, first against Benfica and then Olympiacos.

Should the Gunners get past Slavia Prague in his absence, they will face Dinamo Zagreb or Villarreal in the semi finals, setting up a potential reunion with former boss Unai Emery who now manages the Spanish side.

But they will face a Slavia Prague side full of confidence at the Emirates on Thursday, having knocked out Leicester and Rangers in the previous rounds. 

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