Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Shkodran Mustafi and Aaron Ramsey miss out on Arsenal’s Tuesday trip to Everton.
Mustafi went down clutching his hamstring during the Gunners’ 3-1 win over Stoke on Saturday and it’s not looking good.
The boss believes he’ll be out for three weeks, or, in Wenger-speak, 21 days.
At Colney. Wenger: "We have lost Mustafi from the game against Stoke. Ramsey is still not ready. Mustafi out for about 21 days."
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) December 12, 2016
So what's the plan in defence with @MustafiOfficial injured?
🗣 “We have Gabriel, we have Holding who can come in for him” pic.twitter.com/I3TOb5H5p9
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 12, 2016
It’s a big blow. Since signing for us from Valencia in the summer, the German international has bedded into life at Arsenal seamlessly and has already featured in 17 games this season.
Meanwhile, Ramsey, who wasn’t in the squad for the Stoke clash, also misses on the trip to Goodison Park.
The 25-year-old has a ‘slight hamstring’ injury, which is concerning since he’s already missed a huge chunk of the season after hurting his hamstring during our opening game against Liverpool.
Hopefully, it is only ‘slight’ and that he’s being kept out as a precaution. Otherwise, it’s not looking good for Rambo’s season.