Arsenal have confirmed that defender Shkodran Mustafi will be out until October after having surgery on a hamstring injury. The 28-year-old suffered the problem during the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City (2-0 win), ruling him out of the FA Cup final on Saturday and the first games of next season.
The club confirms that Mustafi already underwent surgery following his injury and will now aim to return to the first team in October. An Arsenal statement read: “Right hamstring injury sustained during Emirates FA Cup semi-final on July 18. Further assessments during the week identified a significant injury to the right hamstring.”
“As a result, Shkodran had a successful small procedure to his right hamstring on Saturday. Shkodran is now in the early stages of his recovery and rehabilitation, receiving specialist attention and support from our medical team. Aiming to return to full training in October.” This will be the second FA Cup final Mustafi will be missing after he was sidelined in 2017 due to illness.