Defender sale tipped to raise more money for Arsenal’s top transfer targets

Shkodran Mustafi is set to become the latest member of the Arsenal first team to leave the club this summer and his sale will help the Gunners raise money to complete deals for the likes of Houssem Aouar, reckons The Express.

The Gunners have been in fine form on the pitch and in the transfer market recently.

They signed Gabriel Magalhaes and Willian in this transfer window. The former has been a good addition to the Arsenal defence while the latter has been in decent form for the club in attack as well.

Arsenal’s transfer business isn’t over yet, but they will not only buy players, they will sell some too. They have sold Emiliano Martinez, a transfer that has helped them raise £20 million.

They will sell more and Mustafi seems to be in line to be next. Corriere Della Sera is reporting that Lazio is looking to complete the signing of the former Everton defender.

It claims that he will join the Italians for £11m even though Arsenal wants more from his sale.

That money will go a long way to help Arsenal land one of Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar.

It remains to be seen if the money they have realised so far will be able to only sign Aouar because Partey’s asking price is set at 50m euros.

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  1. During the last few years prior to the fabulous MA arriving, standards of players esp in defence have become so awful that many fans , having seen a slight upturn insheer awfulness from our many sub standard defenders, have started to try stating that so and so a player has massively improved. The truth surely is that having been rubbish for thre years that is because the player is just not of the required standard. It has been said about Mustafi, Luiz, Xhaka and even Elneny and all these foolish claims cut no oice at all with me . All are just nowhere near good enough and foolish hype is nonsense. If a player has proven to benot good enough , he needs to leave and be replaced with better quality, NOT foolishly claimed to suddenly be a good player when that is clearly nonsense. Some fans, a minority thankfully, will never embrace reality!

    1. John you make sense, however how do we play in 4 competitions in an even shorter season year after selling every one you are mentioning.
      I think we need squad players and the players you mentioned are not that bad for this role.

  2. Doesn’t seem to be anything solid. Fine with letting him go because we have so many defenders already, his wages are high, and his contract is almost up. He was good after the restart, but we all know this guys quality and it’s not good enough is it? Hope this goes through.

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