Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says ‘nasty’ injury to Shkodran Mustafi will force him to buy defender

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‘We’ll have to tackle this’: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says Shkodran Mustafi’s ‘nasty’ injury will force him into transfer window for new center-back

  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has called on his club to sign new center-back
  • Shkodran Mustafi injured his hamstring in their FA Cup semi-final win
  • Arteta has already lost Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari to long-term injuries
  • Husband underwent surgery after damaging his ankle ligaments and is out until October

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has called on the club to sign a new center-back this summer.

Shkodran Mustafi suffered a hamstring injury in their FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City a week ago and Arteta has confirmed that is not good news.

“It looks really nasty,” said the Arsenal head coach. “He took the tendon out of his hamstring bone and it’s been a lot of weeks normally. “

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has called on the club to sign a new defender this summer

When asked if that means he will miss the start of the 2020/21 campaign, which begins on September 12, Arteta added: “Yes, he will. “

Arteta has already lost Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari to long-term injuries since joining the club in December.

Husband underwent surgery after spraining his ankle ligaments in the Manchester City loss in June and will not play until October at the earliest.

Chambers is now back to do light work on the training ground after rupturing the cruciate ligament in his right knee just after Christmas, but he shouldn’t be in great shape for a few months.

Shkodran Mustafi suffered a hamstring injury in their FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City

Shkodran Mustafi suffered a hamstring injury in their FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City

“I mentioned three central defenders who are not available and that we did not have [two of them] they are available for a long time during the season, ”said the Spaniard.

“We will have to fix this problem.

Arsenal beat Watford 3-2 on the last day of the Premier League season ahead of their FA Cup final on Saturday against Chelsea.

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