Arsenal have been dealt a blow with the news that Shkodran Mustafi could be out for up to six weeks.
The centre back was forced off the pitch after just 36 minutes during Germany’s 5-1 win over Azerbaijan on Sunday with a hamstring injury.
Now, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he does not expect to see the defender feature for the club until at least the next international break in November.
The Arsenal boss said:
“We lost Mustafi for about four to six weeks. I don’t think he will be available before the next international break.”
The news of Mustafi’s injury may not be too much of a blow to Wenger though considering he hasn’t featured for the Gunners so far this season. However, Wenger also admitted that he has several other injury concerns ahead of this weekend’s clash against Watford.
“I haven’t seen everybody because some players are coming back today, some even tomorrow [Friday] like Alexis Sanchez.
“The minor problem we have is with Sead Kolasinac. We will check him today. He has a hip problem.
He did have some good news though:
“Ozil and Welbeck are back in the group in normal training.”