Arsene Wenger reveals when Shkodran Mustafi will return for Arsenal
Arsene Wenger delivers the latest Arsenal news on Shkodran Mustafi's injury
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Shkodran Mustafi is set to make his return from injury for Arsenal in this weekend’s clash with Newcastle United at The Emirates.
The defender has not featured for Wenger’s side since suffering an injury during the 3-1 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League at The Emirates earlier this month.
Mustafi has sat out the recent games against Southampton and West Ham due to the problem but is now close to making his return to the first team for the Gunners.
And speaking before Wednesday night’s clash at West Ham United, Wenger confirmed that Mustafi is on course to make his return to the squad when the Gunners take on Newcastle United at The Emirates on Saturday.
Speaking at his pre-match news conference, Arsenal manager Wenger said: “[He will be out] a little bit longer.
“He’s out in training, running. The medical staff have decided that he’s not completely ready. Will he be ready for Saturday against Newcastle? Yes.”
Arsenal are aiming to climb the Premier League table in the coming weeks and months as they look to at least break back into the top four this season.
The north London side finished in fifth place in the table last term as they missed out on Champions League qualification and had to settle for a spot in the Europa League instead.
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