Shkodran Mustafi has passed on a special good luck message to Arsenal’s squad ahead of their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea and urged his team-mates to fight ‘like a pack of wolves’ to claim the trophy at Wembley.
The 28-year-old has often been painted as a figure of fun since his move from Valencia back in 2016 but has fought for his Arsenal future this season and established himself as a key member of Mikel Arteta’s defence in recent months.
However, a devastating hamstring injury in the dying moments of Arsenal’s semi-final victory over Manchester City earlier this month means the German centre-will play no part in this evening’s encounter.
One of Sead Kolasinac or Kieran Tierney is expected to start alongside David Luiz and Rob Holding in a makeshift back-three as the Gunners look to win the competition for a 14th time in what is a repeat of the 2017 final.
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