Shkodran Mustafi will miss tomorrow night’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa as the club assess a hamstring injury.
The German picked up a strain late in the 2-0 win over Man City at Wembley, and was replaced by Rob Holding for the final few minutes.
The latest update from the club’s medical team states:
Right hamstring sustained during Emirates FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. Currently being assessed to determine recovery timescale, but will not be available for Aston Villa (a) on Tuesday.
If it is a proper strain, he could miss three weeks at a minimum, potentially ruling him out of the FA Cup final against Chelsea on August 1st. That would be the second time an injury has seen him miss the final, it happened in 2017 as well.
Beyond the long-term injuries, there are no new problems for Mikel Arteta to deal with following the FA Cup heroics, but there are issues of fatigue after what has been a punishing schedule.
There is likely to be some measure of rotation for the game tomorrow night. Eddie Nketiah is available again following his three game suspension, while Cedric Soares could return having been cup-tied at the weekend.