first_img / Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Jul 2020 6:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link363Shares About Connatix V67539 Top articles Comment Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement by Metro 1 min. story Read More Speaking after Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Watford on the final day of the season, Mikel Arteta admitted that with injuries to Mustafi, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers, his defence is an area of concern and needs to be addressed.The Spaniard said: ‘I already mentioned three central defenders who are not available and we haven’t had them available for a long time anyway, during this season. We will have to address that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal will be buoyed by the arrival of William Saliba, who they signed for £27 million last summer and immediately loaned back to Saint-Etienne.Despite having seven centre-backs on their books, Arteta is still reportedly in the market for another central defender to reinforce their backline.MORE: Why Arsenal are refusing to trigger Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract extension clauseMORE: Charlie Nicholas names just four Arsenal players that have shown ‘real substance’ this seasonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page 1/1 Advertisement Read More Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Read More Skip PLAY Video Settings Full Screen Shkodran Mustafi speaks out on missing Arsenal’s FA Cup final after undergoing hamstring surgery Coming Next SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Mustafi limped off in the win over City (Picture: Getty Images)Shkodran Mustafi has opened up on the ‘disappointment’ of being ruled out of Arsenal’s FA Cup final against Chelsea due to a hamstring injury.The German was hauled off the pitch in the latter stages of the Gunners’ 2-0 semi-final win over Manchester City after colliding with Raheem Sterling.On Thursday, the club announced that after undergoing a successful procedure on his hamstring, Mustafi is aiming to return to full training in October, meaning he will also miss the start of next season.After falling out of favour with former boss Unai Emery, the 28-year-old has completely turned his form around and proven to be one of Mikel Arteta’s most consistent defenders.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip Ad Mustafi also missed the 2017 final win over Chelsea after suffering a concussion the week before and is understandably gutted to be missing Saturday’s game at Wembley against the same opposition.He wrote in a post on Instagram: ‘Hi Everyone, after the match vs. Leicester City [1-1] I said that there is nothing more painful than not winning a game you deserved to win.‘I had to learn the hard way, there is something even worse. Missing out the @emiratesfacup final for the second time.‘The good news is that the surgery went well and that I am not the type of guy who gives up easily.‘After the disappointment I accepted the situation and I am now fully focused to recover as quick as possible to be back on the pitch.’last_img

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