Arsenal handed Mustafi fitness boost

Arsenal handed Mustafi fitness boost

Arsenal may now have little to worry about Shkodran Mustafi's injury after scans revealed the German only suffered a strain.

Mustafi was stretchered off after an hour in the FA Cup fourth-round win over Bournemouth on Monday night having fallen awkwardly.

Careful assessments by the Arsenal medical staff on Tuesday revealed that it was just a strain and the player will return within a short period.

It will be a big relief for Arsenal coaching crew as they continue in the hunt for defensive reinforcements this week having lost Calum Chambers for the season earlier this month.