Shkodran Mustafi has been ruled out for the remainder of the year with a hamstring injury, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
And Wenger has revealed that Mustafi was withdrawn from the encounter due to a serious injury that will rule the German out until after Christmas.
“He has a bad hamstring strain and will be out for a minimum of 21 days. He will have a good Christmas [not playing]," Wenger told reporters after the game.
Mustafi has enjoyed a smooth transition into English football following his summer move to the club from Valencia, playing 17 games for Arsenal and collecting a mere three yellow cards.