Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi set for tests on groin injury ahead of AC Milan clash

Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi set for tests on groin injury ahead of AC Milan clash

Arsenal will assess Shkodran Mustafi’s groin injury on Monday as the defender faces a race to prove his fitness ahead of Thursday’s Europa League return leg with AC Milan.

Mustafi was forced off in the 73rd minute of Sunday's 3-0 Premier League win over Watford, a bruising match in which he scored the opener but engaged in an intense duel with Troy Deeney throughout.

Wenger, speaking afterwards, confirmed the injury would require further assessment. Centre-back partner Laurent Koscielny, who suffers from a long-standing Achilles problem, was rested for the game.

In more positive news, Arsenal's defensive numbers are set to swell with the return of Spanish full-backs Hector Bellerin (knee) and Nacho Monreal (back), both of whom missed the wins over Milan and Watford.

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"Bellerin is in quite a good way. He could be available for Thursday. Monreal as well,” Wenger said.

Mesut Ozil took a painful blow to the ankle in the first half of the Emirates Stadium win but Wenger said the Arsenal playmaker was “alright” after completing 90 minutes.

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