Mustafi to miss Arsenal game at Southampton
Shkodran Mustafi will be unwavailable for the Gunner’s lunch-time clash with Southampton on Sunday.
The German International suffered a minor injury after his costly error that gift a second goal to Manchester United last week, a game Arsenal went on to lose 3:1
He has a chance to be fit for our game with Westham next Wednesday but the game on Sunday is too early for him, he will not be involved, Arsene Wenger told Arsenal official website.
“The only one out at the moment is Mustafi. He is certainly not available for Sunday,” Wenger said, “There’s a little chance of him coming back for West Ham, but he will not be available for Sunday.”
However, Arsene Wenger is hopeful England forward, Theo Walcott, who was on the scoresheet in Arsenal’s 6:0 thrashing of BATE in the Europa League will be available after he was substituted as a precaution on Thursday.
“He was alright [after the game],” he said of the former Southampton player. “He had a little tight calf and that’s why I took him off. He looked alright after the game.
“I believe that rotation allowed us to protect the players a little bit, and the players who didn’t play in the Europa League haven’t had to travel either, so that helped.”