ARSENAL are suffering a crisis in central defence after Shkodran Mustafi limped off in the win against Huddersfield.
The German was forced off the field with a hamstring problem on the hour mark and was replaced by Nacho Monreal who was also making a comeback from injury problems.
Getty Images – Getty3 Shkodran Mustafi limps off after picking up a hamstring injury
He now joins fellow central defender Rob Holding on the treatment table.
Holding is expected to miss the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury.
And Sokratis will also miss the next league match against Southampton after picking up his fifth booking of the season in the 1-0 win over the Terriers.
It has left boss Unai Emery scraping the barrel for central defenders ahead of a hectic festive fixture schedule.
Reuters3 Sokratis will also miss the Southampton clash after picking up his fifth yellow of the season
Reuters3 Rob Holding will miss the whole season with a ruptured ACL
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