Latest Injury Leaves Arsenal In A Defensive Crisis Ahead Of Saturday’s Cup Final


Arsenal have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of finishing the season with some silverware ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup final.

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That’s because the Twitter God himself, David Ornstein, has confirmed the news we were all dreading following the final day of the Premier League campaign.

Shkodran Mustafi is seen as a major doubt for the trip to Wembley after suffering a severe blow to the head which has left him with suspected concussion.

Despite playing the full 90 minutes during last Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Sunderland, Mustafi has since developed worrying symptoms to suggest it’s worse than first thought.

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Mustafi didn’t feature in the squad during the 3-1 win over Everton on Sunday, with Arsene Wenger confirming the central defender was missing because of “illness”.

But now it looks as if things could get a lot worse for the Gunners boss, who is already sweating over pressure from the media and fans to announce his future.

Laurent Koscielny will also miss the Cup final against Chelsea this weekend after a ridiculous challenge in the early stages against The Toffees left him seeing red.

Joining the Frenchman on the sidelines will undoubtedly be fellow centre-back, Gabriel, who was forced off on a stretcher just after half-time.

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Having switched to a three-man defence in recent weeks it’s not the end of the world for Arsenal fans, but they’ll be praying Mustafi is cleared to play.

If that’s the case, he can slot in with Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hoping to be fit enough to feature at wing-back.

The other options at the back include Per Mertesacker, who has played just 36 minutes in the entire 2016/17 season… (at least he’ll be well rested).

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