Mustafi set to miss three weeks with injury

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Mustafi set to miss three weeks with injury

It looks as if Shkodran Mustafi will be out of action until NEXT YEAR after suffering a hamstring injury during today’s 3-1 win over Stoke.

The German international pulled up after about 25 minutes clutching the back of his thigh, and was replaced by Hector Bellerin.

Speaking afterwards, Arsene Wenger was a little flustered by a question as to the severity of the injury:

Before saying, “The minimum for that kind of injury is 21 days. That means he will have a nice Christmas.”

It is a blow with so much football to play over the festive period, but with Hector Bellerin back, Gabriel looking more confident, and Rob Holding in reserve, it’s not as bad as it might have been.

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Nasris wallet

Quality signing. We shall definitely miss him

gooner1981

Certainly, but with Gabriel, Holding and potentially the BFG, we have competent cover.

SavedByTheBellerin

Seeing this in writing reminds me.how much quality depth we have all across the back. Been a long time since we’ve had that

Xhakira

Ah fuck.

Bob davis

Shit! Time for Gabriel to step up. I think he will!

clins

i like holding more. he is more composed than gabriel

Michael Allardyce

I prefer Gabriel. He’s played well and deserves a chance to show what he can do. Holding is still raw and will take time to develop.

Holding Rob

If you’re good enough you’re old enough

Kate

Isn’t Per close?

Sheffield Goon

In training, but not back until new year I think.

Bosscielny

He’s getting there…. slowly.

Goonersmurf

As Per usual

Anonymarse

It looks like a good time to play man city at least

mzithemba

He will certainly be missed Loved his pass into Theo that almost gave us the opening goal. Though worried, I think Gabriel is looking okay so far and we have got Holding who plays with so much composure So we should be able to cope. I know we hype up our own but Bellerin is very very good How soon before he’s officially considered best right back in the world?

Ebo

Not sure anyone’s really ahead of him right now apart from 33 year old Philipp Lahm, so I’m guessing a year or so max.

Copelandão

I think he has to establish himself at international level first, and that’d mean displacing at least a couple of very good right backs so not sure I see it happening just yet.

OneBeatOff

Holding? Either way I am liking the depth.

Gunnerjoe

Fu*king injuries

santori

Pity for Mustafi, he has slotted into the team so well. Wenger was completely justified in waiting to sign on him. What quality. What I like about him as well is he also has an eye for the forward through ball. Clearly Wenger knows in the modern game, the Cbacks need to be creators particularly for us because we tend to have to play in opposition half for most parts as they cede territory. For the first time in a while however, I was not anywhere anxious with Mustafi having to come off with a knock (MInimum is 21 days)… Read more »

Javis

It’s a shame but we’ve got good backup options at CB. It’s likely it will be Gabriel due to Experience but Holding looks very composed beside Koscienly

CLEGooner

See you in March, friend

atracción secundaria lucas perez

Hammock time for you Hank, say hi to Mary Ann for me.

Dr Zebra

Haha down at the hammock district

Fireman Sam

Poo

Skinnyarse

Goddamn it! just when we’re really motoring on. No more injuries please mr winter ?

Lord Bendtner

Arsenal fans in such good mood these days. Nothing seems to bother us

SuchAnArse

Does the fact that we are in a good mood bother you

Arsenalfanman

Time for Gabriel to have a chance to show why we signed him in the first place. And playing regularly will help him keep his mind off of his recent loss hopefully.

SuchAnArse

We Got Gab

Rohith J

Gabriel, Holding and in a few weeks, Mertesacker. A couple of years ago, we would be playing someone like Bielik. BIG BIG change!

Jim wall

Gabriel for now but holding will be a brilliant defender next tony Adams