Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta insists the injury sustained by Shkodran Mustafi during Arsenal’s 2-1 FA Cup victory at Bournemouth won’t change the clubs transfer plans.
The 27-year-old Germany defender will undergo scans on Tuesday to determine the extent of the problem.
Asked if Mustafi’s situation could change Arsenal’s January transfer plans and make a move for Pablo Mari more necessary, Arteta insisted the Gunners were still in the market for new additions ahead of Friday’s deadline.
“No,” he added. “We had a very clear intention of what we wanted to do in the market with the resources we have and if we can do it, fine.
“But Mustafi’s fitness won’t change anything.”
Meanwhile, Arteta restate his desire to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal after reports links the 30-year-old with a move to Barcelona.
“I want Aubameyang here,” Arteta said. “I’m so happy with him and I can’t wait to have him available again after suspension.”