Arsenal have been handed a massive boost ahead of Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace with the news that Shkodran Mustafi is back in the squad.
The Germany international has been out since injuring a hamstring during the win over Stoke City earlier this month.
The summer signing has been hugely missed by the Gunners who have slipped to defeats to Everton and Manchester City during his absence but returned to winning ways against West Brom.
Next up is the visit of Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve and Arsene Wenger has revealed that Mustafi is back in contention.
“Shkodran is back in normal training and he will be back in the squad,” he told the official Arsenal website.
Mustafi is still yet to lose a game for Arsenal and will be hoping to continue that record when the Eagles head to the Emirates.
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Palace, will be looking for their first win under new manager Sam Allardyce having been held to a 1-1 draw by Watford in his first game in charge on Boxing Day.
The visitors go into the game just two points off the drop zone while Arsenal will be hoping to make up ground on the top three, particularly with Liverpool and Manchester City facing off later in the day.