Fotomac claim that Mustafi’s representatives are set to fly to Istanbul in order to hold transfer talks with Galatasaray chiefs.
The 27-year-old has made just one Premier League start this season, most of the centre-back’s 10 appearances this term most have come in cup competitions.
Whilst Mustafi’s apparent fringe role in the side seems to warrant an exit, are the Gunners making a good decision considering their lack of defensive options?
Mustafi has largely struggled with the north London outfit since his move three-and-a-half-years ago.
As per BBC Sport, the Gunners signed the central defender for a fee in excess of £35m, this deal is arguably one of Arsenal’s least successful in recent times.
Following Calum Chambers’ recent season-ending injury, the Gunners’ only other centre-backs are David Luiz, Sokratis, Rob Holding and of course Mustafi.
If Mikel Arteta has lined up a replacement for Mustafi then the ace’s potential exit won’t be too much of an issue – if not, the Gunners could be left short-staffed at the heart of defence for the entire second-half of the season.