Photo: Arsenal signing helps to put smiles on faces outside The Emirates

Shkodran Mustafi met some Arsenal supporters outside The Emirates to spread some Christmas cheer

Shkodran Mustafi was helping to put smiles on the faces of Arsenal supporters after he posed for photos outside The Emirates on Friday.

The Germany international is currently sidelined with an injury problem that the summer signing incurred during the first half of Arsenal’s 3-1 win against Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium earlier in December.

Arsenal have struggled without the £35m signing after Arsenal lost back-to-back Premier League games at Everton and Manchester City to leave their title bid in doubt.

Mustafi has started 12 of Arsenal’s 17 Premier League games this season after he moved to the Gunners from La Liga outfit Valencia in the final couple of weeks of the summer transfer window.

The Arsenal defender posted the above snap on his Instagram page as the German spent some time with Gunners fans ahead of Christmas Day.

Mustafi wrote the following caption: “🔙🔛🔝 Was good to see lots of smiling faces yesterday. I’m proud to be part of those great @arsenal projects! #WeAreArsenal #fun #sm20 @afcfoundation”

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Arsenal are in fourth place in the Premier League table and nine points behind current leaders Chelsea after 17 games.

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