Shkodran Mustafi available for Arsenal's game against Southampton

Shkodran Mustafi of Valencia reacts during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Real Madrid CF
Image: Shkodran Mustafi left Valencia for Arsenal this summer

Arsenal have confirmed new signing Shkodran Mustafi will be available for the visit of Southampton next weekend, despite an injury scare on international duty.

The Gunners were concerned when the defender hurt his ankle during Germany's 2-0 friendly win over Finland earlier this week, a game in which Bastian Schweinsteiger ended his international career.

Germany's Shkodran Mustafi holds his leg earlier this week
Image: Germany's Shkodran Mustafi was pictured clutching his leg against Finland

The 24-year-old, who revealed he was "convinced" to join Arsenal by compatriot Mesut Ozil, was seen clutching the lower part of his leg early in the second half of that match.

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Mustafi moved to the Emirates from Valencia during the final few days of the transfer window, in a deal which could eventually cost Arsenal £35m.

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However, despite worries that he may have suffered a serious injury, the club have announced that he is expected to be fit for their next Premier League game on Saturday, September 10th, in what would be his debut for the club.

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