Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi out for up to six weeks with hamstring injury
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi will miss up to six weeks with a hamstring injury, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
The 25-year-old limped off in Germany’s 5-1 win over Azerbaijan on Sunday, which ensured the world champions finished their qualifying campaign for Russia 2018 with a 100 per cent record.
"We've lost Mustafi for about four to six weeks," Wenger told reporters on Thursday.
"I don't think he will be available before the next international break."
Germany's Shkodran Mustafi holds his leg after suffering an injury during the 2018 World Cup qualifyingEurosport
Mustafi has been central to Arsenal’s resurgence of late, starting in each of their last four Premier League games which has seen them keep four clean sheets and pick up 10 points from a possible 12.
However, Wenger could be boosted by the return of Laurent Koscielny ahead of the trip to Watford on Saturday.
"Koscielny will have a test tomorrow,” Wenger added. “He's been training by himself and it's looking good."