Arsenal will be without defender Shkodran Mustafi for at least three weeks after he went off with a hamstring injury in today’s win over Stoke City.
The Germany international had to be taken off in the first half, and Arsene Wenger confirmed after the game that it’s not good news.
However, there was some confusion over the Frenchman’s analysis of the situation, as he initially described it as ‘a good hamstring’, though he clarified that by ‘good’ he meant ‘bad’.
Wenger then added that Mustafi can enjoy the Christmas holidays as he faces 21 days out of action.
The 24-year-old has proved a fine signing for Arsenal since his summer move from Valencia, and could be a big miss for them now.
Hector Bellerin replaced him from the bench, taking his usual spot at right-back as Gabriel moved from there into the centre.