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.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Netflix is adapting Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell into an anime series
Netflix is developing an anime series based on Ubisoft's hit game franchise " Splinter Cell ", based on a concept by Tom Clancy. This is all despite the fact that there hasn't been a single Splinter Cell game since 2013's Splinter Cell : Blacklist .

Sam Smith has teamed up with Burna Boy on a new track
In a statement, Smith said of the new song, "This track has been a lovely release of emotions for me during this time". The cross-continental collaboration happened within the last few months amid the pandemic.

SEC announces schedule changes for 2020 football season
The fan decision will vary from state-to-state across the country as government officials react to virus data in their regions. Ohio State has announced it will plan for 20% capacity for its 100,000-seat stadium this fall.

Beyonce Delivers a Loving Ode to Blackness
Black Is King is the re-imagination of Disney's The Lion King , which is the coming of age story of Simba, King of Pride Rock. She writes: "It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year".

Coronavirus: Quebec and Alberta lead Canada in new reported cases
The number of resolved cases in the province is at 34,906, which means that 89 per cent of cases have been resolved. Neither the Northwest Territories or Yukon reported any new cases or deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Other news