Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi will have a scan to determine the seriousness of the ankle injury he picked up against Bournemouth in the FA Cup last night.
A collision with goalkeeper Emi Martinez just after the hour mark saw the 27-year-old land awkwardly and needing treatment. He was then stretchered off and replaced by Rob Holding.
After the game, head coach Mikel Arteta was asked about Mustafi’s injury and the Spaniard didn’t seem optimistic:
“I hope I’m wrong but when a central defender is taken off on a stretcher it is not usually good. We will find out more in the next days and we will assess it.”
The German is now one of five players on the Gunners’ injury list. Sead Kolasinac is currently out with a thigh strain and is expected to return after the winter break. Reiss Nelson is also struggling with a hamstring problem but he is likely to return at the same time.
Kieran Tierney is undergoing rehabilitation for a dislocated shoulder with the Scottish international still on course to return to full training in March. Calum Chambers, meanwhile, is out for the season after rupturing the ACL in his left knee.