Shkodran Mustafi provides injury update ahead of Burnley vs Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Jan 2020 1:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares With Calum Chambers out for the rest of the season, Arteta has been desperate to strengthen his defence in January.Spanish defender Pablo Mari’s loan move from Flamengo was confirmed on Wednesday and the 26-year-old cannot wait to represent ‘one of the best clubs in the world’.‘When I spoke to my agent, it was a big thing that Arsenal were interested in me,’ he told Arsenal Player. ‘This is one of the best clubs in the world, so I’m absolutely delighted to be joining. I’m really looking forward to playing in this jersey and helping my team.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘The conversations started a couple of weeks ago. Arsenal told us that they were interested. We’d just won everything with Flamengo – I won the league and the Copa Libertadores and was also named best centre-back in America, so that will have helped Arsenal notice me.‘It’s a great achievement for me to come to Arsenal and it all happened in basically two weeks.‘I’m kind of used to [all the media attention the move has received] from Brazil, where the fans are really passionate about Flamengo. I’m used to a lot of media interest so I know what to expect when joining a big club like this one. It’s a normal thing for me now.’MORE: Arsenal aim to complete Cedric Soares transfer on ThursdayMORE: Arsenal closing in on £5m Cedric Soares as Southampton contract expires in the summer Advertisement Shkodran Mustafi suffered an ankle injury during Monday’s win over Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)Shkodran Mustafi is in contention to feature for Arsenal against Burnley this weekend, despite appearing to have sustained a serious injury against Bournemouth on Monday.The 27-year-old had only recently been handed a lifeline by Mikel Arteta following a turbulent period in his career which culminated in him being frozen out by Unai Emery and told to look for another club.Mustafi has started Arsenal’s last three games in all competitions but was taken off on a stretcher following a collision with his own goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, midway through the second half of the FA Cup fourth round victory at the Vitality Stadium.AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta feared the former Valencia centre-half had suffered a serious setback, saying: ‘We’ll be assessing [Mustafi] between today and tomorrow but when a central defender has to come off, hopefully I’m wrong, but normally it’s not good news.’ADVERTISEMENTMustafi, however, took part in first team training on Thursday and appeared to be in fine spirits, alongside compatriot Mesut Ozil.The scan turned out to be very positiv – to speed things up, I found a solution 😜 Thanks, @MesutOzil1088 👊🏻 #Teamwork #SM20— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) January 30, 2020 Shkodran Mustafi provides injury update ahead of Burnley vs Arsenal Commentlast_img

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