Arsenal will be hosted by Everton this evening in a Premier League game and a win for us will take us back to the top of the table at least for the now…
Nonetheless, we will be without our rock solid centre back Shkodran Mustafi, after the player picked up a hamstring injury and has been ruled out of action until after 21 days…..
Speaking ahead of the game, Wenger revealed that he has players that are capable of filling the space left by Mustafi.
After confirming to reporters that Gabriel will face the Toffees, Arsene is quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.
It is a challenge [to replace Mustafi], because we had a good defensive stability but we have Gabriel, we have Holding, who can come in for him. Overall, I am confident that both can do well, but that’s one of the tests we have.
I must say It’s still not perfect [Gabriel’s English]. But he’s wanting always to do well. He has adapted very well to the right-back position and I think it helped him to lift his level of confidence. Hopefully he can come in and do well.
It’s a huge blow to lose Mustafi at such an important time of the year, especially as we’ve got two tough away games coming up, but hopefully Gabriel can come in and put in some solid performances.