Shkodran Mustafi sustained a hamstring injury against Man City and has undergone a surgical procedure and has now started his rehab.

The club’s medics expect him to be back in training in October, hence ruling him out for the start of the next season.

The 28-year-old’s hamstring injury required a surgical intervention, which took place on Saturday. He now starts his recovery process under the supervision of the club’s medical team.

The German centre-back picked up the injury in the closing stages of the FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City.

The centre-half has been rejuvenated marking a new era under Mikel Arteta. He has significantly improved under the Spanish tactician, cementing his place in the starting XI and putting in several impressive performances after the restart.

The 28-year-old’s injury forced the boss to switch back to a four-at-the-back shape in the final Prem clash against Watford as Arteta felt the Gunners were ‘short’ in numbers in the centre-back department.

The London club have David Luiz, Rob Holding and Sokratis all fit for central defensive positions in the current squad.

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