Arsenal boss to make late fitness decision on key defender
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will have a tough decision to make on the fitness of defender Shkodran Mustafi ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup clash against Chelsea.
The German international suffered concussion symptoms following the 2-0 win over relegated Sunderland, and this saw him miss the final league game of the season against Everton.
According to The Mirror, the World Cup winner will undergo a late fitness test to assess whether he will take part in the Wembley showpiece.
The FA regulations currently state that a player will not be risked unless he fully overcomes his concussion and Wenger is likely to have a discussion with the medical team prior to Saturday's final.
Mustafi's absence is likely to create a huge void in the Gunners defence which is already without the likes of Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel - one through suspension and the other through injury.
Meanwhile, club captain Per Mertesacker could be risked on Saturday in a three-man backline although he has featured in just one Premier League game - that being the curtain closer.