Arsene Wenger has given a worrying injury update on one of his key players following Saturday’s Premier League affair.
The Gunners secured their third consecutive victory in the league as goals from Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi clinched a 3-1 comeback victory.
However, the win over Stoke City came at a price as Shkodran Mustafi, who has been a very regular name on the Arsenal team sheet this season, was forced off with an injury in the first-half.
According to Wenger, the German could be sidelined by the hamstring problem until the new year.
“It’s a bad one. He had nothing in midweek. I would not have played him today (if he had). I had Hector Bellerin on the bench. I could have played Holding or Gabriel.” the Arsenal manager said after the win over Stoke
“He wanted to play in Basel, because he said ‘no it’s nothing’, and it was completely clear. I checked three times and there was no problem for. I don’t know why it happened, but it looks a ‘good’ hamstring strain.
“Look, the minimum when you go out like that is 21 days. After that, today is December 10, so you are 21 days, that means he’ll have a nice Christmas!”