David Luiz has been out for four weeks, but Arsenal are hoping the Brazilian defender will return this season

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David Luiz misses four weeks after knee surgery … with Arsenal, the hopeful defender will play again this season after ‘minor surgery’ has cast doubt on his campaign

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

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

The Arsenal defender underwent the ‘minor proceeding’ this weekend, calling his availability for the rest of the campaign into question.

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

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

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

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

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

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

If all goes to plan, the Brazilian could be available for the climax of the Gunners season.

The news will give Arteta a big boost ahead of the campaign finale.

While there is little left to play for in the Premier League, the North London club is still in the Europa League; they face Slavia Prague in their quarter finals on Thursday.

And as they progress, the opportunity to have Luiz available for the final of the Europa League matches will be a welcome boost for the Gunners.

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

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

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 against Olympiacos.

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

But they will face a Slavia Prague-squad in the Emirates on Thursday, after eliminating Leicester and Rangers in the previous rounds.

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