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A nicely-deserved victory got here at a price.

Shkodran Mustafi limped off the pitch in the course of the first half of Germany‘s 5-1 win versus Azerbaijan in 2018 World Cup qualifying, and, talking after Sunday’s recreation, Joachim Low stated the German centre-again appeared to tear a muscle.

“With Mustafi plainly it’s some muscle tear or some muscle fibre tear,” the supervisor declared, in line with the Guardian. “In any case it might drive him to an extended break.”

Mustafi was changed by Matthias Ginter within the thirty sixth minute, solely two minutes after Azerbaijan produced a surprising equaliser. However Germany discovered its footing within the second half and manufactured 4 objectives. Die Mannschaft ended 2018 World Cup qualifying with 10 victories from 10 video games, ending eleven factors away from Northern Eire, which can play within the second spherical.

At Arsenal, Mustafi boasts 5 Premier League appearances this season, most lately enjoying within the Gunners’ 2-zero win towards Brighton & Hove Albion.