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Mustafi boost for Arsenal after scan reveals defender did not suffer serious ankle injury in Cup win

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…