Shkodran Mustafi boost for Arsenal after scan reveals defender did not suffer serious ankle injury in FA Cup victory at Bournemouth
- Mustafi landed awkwardly on his ankle during the 2-1 win at Bournemouth
- Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta feated the worst after he was taken off on a stretcher
- But a scan revealed an ankle sprain and not any lasting damage to his ligaments
- The defender is expected to be sidelined for weeks rather than months
Shkodran Mustafi’s ankle injury is not as bad as Arsenal first feared with the defender suffering a sprained ankle during Monday night’s FA Cup fourth-round win at Bournemouth.
The 27-year-old has been enjoying something of a revival of his Gunners career of late and was one of the best players on the pitch before being taken off on a stretcher just after the hour in a 2-1 victory.
But, after scans and checks on Tuesday, the injury was revealed to be an ankle sprain and not any lasting damage to ligaments – meaning he will be sidelined for weeks rather than months.
Shkodran Mustafi is facing time on the sidelines after being taken off on a…