Fears over Mustafi and Gibbs increase ahead of FA Cup final

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Mustafi set to miss three weeks with injury

Shkodran Mustafi has been a doubt all week for tomorrow’s FA Cup final, and the German’s chances of making the game look very slim and he doesn’t appear to have taken part in today’s training session.

It’s the final run-out before we face Chelsea at Wembley, and although he might have been doing some light training, players have to go through the GRTP (Graduated Return to Play protocol) before they’re allowed play again after a concussion.

In order to be cleared to play, they have to return to ‘full contact training’ and it now seems almost inevitable that the former Valencia man will miss out.

There was no sign of Kieran Gibbs either as he looks to overcome a thigh problem. His availability would help solve what is certainly an untimely defensive crisis ahea of such a big game.

For more on the injuries, and the final itself, listen to today’s Arsecast recorded live at Union Chapel last night.

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