English Premiership

Gunners lose Mustafi for six weeks

2017-10-12 17:15
Shkodran Mustafi (Supplied)
Shkodran Mustafi (Supplied)

Cape Town - Arsene Wenger has revealed that Shkodran Mustafi will be sidelined for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury.

The 25-year-old German international centre-back picked up the knock in the first half of his country's 5-1 World Cup qualifying defeat of Azerbaijan on Sunday.

With Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny already doubts for Arsenal's Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday, this news comes as a blow to Wenger.

Speaking to the press ahead of this weekend' tie, a concerned Wenger said: "The minor problem we have with Sead Kolasnic, we'll check him today, it's a hip problem.

"We've lost Mustafi for about four to six weeks. I don't think he'll be available before the next international break.

"Koscielny has a definite final test tomorrow. At the moment, he's not available. He trained on his own and the first signs are positive.

"I have [concerns about the line-up]. I think about sorting out the problem, but overall I will decide completely tomorrow the line-up because Koscielny will have a test. It looks like if he survives the test he is capable to play."

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