Arteta confirms key player will miss FA Cup final

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Chelsea and Arsenal are through to the final of the FA Cup, as the two London sides defeated two Manchester sides, with Chelsea beating Manchester United, while Arsenal defeated Manchester City.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed his defender Shkodran Mustafi will be unavailable for the FA Cup final, since limping out in their 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City.

“The rest is true that Musti is injured and we need to assess a little bit how long he is out,” said Arteta.

“I doubt it [he’ll be fit for the final]. I don’t know. We have to see how he evolves in the next few days. At the moment, I doubt it.”

Arteta has stuck with a 3-4-3 system in recent matches, but the unavailability of defenders might mean he’d have to play a different system against Chelsea next Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Blues will first think about this weekend’s clash against Wolves, as Frank Lampard’s side try to seal a top four finish.

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