Arsenal’s Mustafi ruled out of FA Cup final against Chelsea




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London -. Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi will miss the final against Chelsea on Aug. 1 because a hamstring injury, the English Premier League (EPL) club said in London on Saturday.

The 28-year- Mustafi sustained the injury during the closing stages Arsenal’ 2-0 semi-final victory against Manchester City at Wembley last week.

“(He) will miss remaining matches this season. Further details on recovery programme will be confirmed in the coming days,” Arsenal said.

The German defender has received plenty criticism for his inconsistent displays for the north London club since his arrival Valencia in 2016.

But he has however enjoyed a renaissance under Mikel Arteta, starting 12 of their last 15 Premier League games.

Mustafi missed Arsenal’ 2-1 win against Chelsea in the 2017 final because of illness.(Reuters/NAN)