Mustafi, FA Cup final

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi will miss his second FA Cup final after the German international was ruled out of the rest of the season with a hamstring injury on Friday.

The 28-year-old was hurt in the 2-0 semi-final win over Manchester City last weekend.

Coach Mikel Arteta had already said Thursday that Mustafi would be a doubt for the final at Wembley against Chelsea on August 1.

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On Friday, however, in their weekly team news bulletin, Arsenal’s assessment of of the player read: “Right hamstring sustained during FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

“Will miss remaining matches of this season. Further details on recovery programme will be confirmed in the coming days.”

He was also forced to watch on from the sidelines as Arsenal beat Chelsea in the 2017 FA Cup final, missing the victory through illness.


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