Arsenal fans celebrated a heroic success for one of their players with Nigeria on Saturday, but they were met with bad news from Germany on Sunday.

Shkodran Mustafi tore his thigh muscle in Germany's 5-1 World Cup qualifying win over Azerbaijan, Joachim Low has announced.

He pulled up clutching his hamstring in the build-up to Azerbaijan's equaliser in the first half and was replaced by Matthias Ginter.

Low later confirmed the Arsenal defender suffered a tear and could be set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

"With Mustafi it seems that it is some muscle tear or some muscle fibre tear," Low said. "In any case it could force him to a longer break."

A brace from Leon Goretzka, goals from Sandro Wagner and Emre Can and an own goal from Badavi Huseynov secured all three points and ensured that Germany qualify having won all 10 of their group games.

Low, however, is refusing to get carried away and knows his side will face tougher tests as they hope to win a second consecutive World Cup in Russia next year.

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