As reported by the Mirror, Arsenal will be without German Shkodran Mustafi for the next seven matches after he sustained a hamstring injury while representing his country.
Shkodran Mustafi started for the Germans during their 5-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying victory over Azerbaijan on Sunday but was pulled out before the half-time whistle after sustaining a hamstring injury.
The reliable centre-back was running with Ramil Sheydaev when he pulled-up clutching his leg and was replaced immediately by Matthias Ginter.
Germany boss Joachin Low said after the match that the Arsenal star has torn his muscle and was facing a long spell on the sidelines.
The Arsenal defender is back in North London being examined by Arsenal’s medics and an official statement on his situation or how long he will be out for has not been made public yet.
However, the Mirror is reporting that Arsenal fear the German is facing a lengthy lay-off that will see him miss the Gunners next seven matches – which will come as a major blow as Arsenal head in to a busy period that sees the North London club playing in three different competitions.