Shkodran Mustafi to miss start of next season

I had to convince Xhaka to stay at Arsenal, reveals Gunners manager Arteta

"Right hamstring injury sustained during Emirates FA Cup semi-final on July 18".

The season is now over for North London outfit Arsenal in the English Premier League and there is no take-home of any success but we expect a way forward.

Mustafi limped out of Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City.

"It looks a really nasty injury again", the Gunners boss said at his post-match press conference, referring to Mustafi. Further assessments during the week identified a significant injury to the right hamstring.

Mustafi revealed he was bitterly disappointed to be missing the upcoming final after also being sidelined for the 2017 victory over Chelsea.

"Shkodran is now in the early stages of his recovery and rehabilitation, receiving specialist attention and support from our medical team", the club said in a statement.

Hector Bellerin was not included in the matchday squad that played against Watford due to tightness in right calf and there were a lot of worries among the Arsenal fanbase that the right back would miss the final since it is just a few days away.

"The good news is that the surgery went well and I am not the type of guy who gives up easily".

But Bellerin could return to the starting XI against Chelsea at Wembley, or at least make the bench.

The German now joins fellow centre-back Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari on the long-term injury list, leaving Arteta needing reinforcements.



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