Arsenal have confirmed that David Luiz has undergone a small procedure on his right knee.
The Brazilian defender missed the Gunners’ 3-0 defeat against Liverpool on Saturday with a knee injury, which Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta said could see him miss the rest of the season.
Speaking about the nature of the injury, Arteta said: “There are a few possibilities – being a little bit more conservative on the treatment, or having to go through surgery.
“We are talking with the doctors right now to make the right decision on that, but it looks like he will be out for a few weeks at least.
“It depends on what decision we will take. If it’s more conservative it will be short-term, if it’s a little bit more radical what he needs, obviously it will take longer.”
But now, Arsenal have confirmed that Luiz, who is out of contract with the club this summer, has undergone a successful operation, with the Gunners not ruling out a return in the coming weeks before the end of the campaign.
In a statement, Arsenal said: “David Luiz underwent a small procedure on his right knee on Sunday morning.
“The procedure has been a success and David is now back at home rehabilitating. He will be able to return to daily support and recovery with our medical team at the training centre in the coming days.
“David is expected back to full fitness and available for selection in the upcoming weeks.”
Arsenal still have eight games to play in the Premier League and are still in the Europa League, with the first leg of their quarter-final tie with Slavia Prague to come on Thursday.