Arsenal have confirmed that Shkodran Mustafi will miss the opening month of next season having undergone a small procedure on his damaged right hamstring on Saturday.
The German picked up the injury during the FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City and had already been ruled out of the FA Cup final last week.
At the weekend, Mikel Arteta hinted at the damage done claiming the centre-back had suffered a ‘nasty’ injury, pulling the tendon off the bone.
The club have said the earliest we can expect to see Mustafi back in training is October. Allowing a couple of weeks for him to get back to full fitness, it’s likely he’ll not be in contention until nearer November.
Reflecting on the situation, Mustafi wrote on social media: “Missing out on the FA Cup final for the second time. The good news is that the surgery went well and that I am not the type of guy who gives up easily.
After the disappointment, I accepted the situation and I am now focused to recover to be back on the pitch.”
Missing out the @EmiratesFACup Final for the second time. The good news is that the surgery went well and that I am not the type of guy who gives up easily ??. After the disappointment I accepted the situation and I am now focused to recover to be back on the pitch ??. #SM20 pic.twitter.com/VApLR779LQ
— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) July 28, 2020
Fellow defenders Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers will also miss the start of next season which starts on 12 September.