Pictures: 25-year-old joins Arsenal squad in training ahead of Palace game on Thursday


Arsene Wenger’s men are wrapping up their rehearsals for the important trip to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Thursday night. 

The Gunners have not been in action for almost a week after being held to a dramatic 3-3 draw against Liverpool at the Emirates stadium last Friday.

With Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea all securing victories on Boxing Day, Arsenal will know they cannot afford to drop any points against Crystal Palace.

One man expected to feature is Shkodran Mustafi who recently returned to the fray after sitting out a couples of weeks due to the injury he suffered against Manchester United.

The Germany international replaced Nacho Monreal at halftime against Liverpool and he will be hoping to be handed a start at centre-back for the trip to Selhurst Park.

Here were a few pictures as Mustafi joined the rest of the squad in training ahead of Thursday’s clash…


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