Arsenal provide an injury update and it is not good news

Arsenal has been dealt a major blow after they learned the extent of Shkodran Mustafi’s injury.

The German has resurrected his career under Mikel Arteta and he has become one of the first names on the team sheet in recent weeks at the Emirates.

His form has so greatly improved that he has turned from a player that the Gunners wanted to sell, but could not find a buyer for into a player that the club might give a new deal to soon.

He played an important role in helping the Gunners reach the final of the FA Cup, but he is set to miss the showpiece against Chelsea.

Releasing their team news ahead of the match via the official website, Arsenal reported that Mustafi has undergone successful surgery on his right hamstring and that he is in the early stages of his rehabilitation and is expected to be out until October.

This long-term injury will force Arsenal to reconsider their plans for the transfer window, as they have also lost Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers to long-term injuries.

The Gunners will have William Saliba back for the start of next season, but the likes of Sead Kolasinac have been used as centre back in recent games and haven’t impressed, Arteta will want to correct that in the transfer market.

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9 Comments

  1. Baron says:

    Not the kind of news to wake up to.
    As villified as he has been, he has (alongside Xhaka) been the most improved player since Arteta took over.
    Having both Luiz & Kolasinac as part of our back three doesn’t exactly fill one with confidence, does it?
    However, I’m never one to give up before the game is played, so let’s see what happens.
    Chelsea isn’t exactly the best team defensively too. If we keep it tight & limit available spaces for their attackers, we can(& should for obvious reasons), win this.
    I trust Arteta!
    I trust the process!
    COYG!

  2. Goonerboy says:

    Baron,

    Very well said…..I wanna believe we can’t still count on Sokratis to do a good job.
    I am so happy that Mustafi has become an integral part of the back line, I wish him speedy recovery

    1. Grandad says:

      I too wish Mustafi a speedy recovery but the ” blow” to me is the fact that we cannot sell him during the current transfer window.

    2. Goonerboy says:

      We can*** not can’t

    3. Baron says:

      I agree with u goonerboy.

  3. Top Gunner says:

    Its a blessing in disguise. The media is trying to brainwash me to believe that Mustafi is a good player. Im not gonna buy that story. Mustafi and Xhaka needs to be sold

    1. Jo says:

      Well said top gunner it baffles me how Arsenal fans think that Mustafi is now a top player not knowing that the media are trolling us.

  4. ThirdManJW says:

    Typical! We’ve been trying, and failing, to sell him for years. He then finally hits some form in the lead up to the transfer window opening, thus making him easier to sell, and now gets injured! So we’re back to square one! Another season of Mustafi and Luiz! Saliba’s going to learn so much!

  5. Siamois says:

    He was apparently part of the group of players for sale, out of the question now i guess.

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