Shkodran Mustafi turnaround is almost complete following his latest comments

Shkodran Mustafi is on course to remain at the Emirates.

Shkodran Mustafi was very close to a move away from Arsenal last summer after the club told him that he can leave the Emirates.

There were no takers for the German and it seemed like Arsenal would have to watch another player run down his contract.

Since he joined the club in 2016, he has struggled for form and more often than not, he has been made the scapegoat for the club’s poor form at the back.

However, he has reemerged from nowhere under Mikel Arteta and he looks on course to become one of Arsenal’s more reliable players.

Alongside David Luiz, Mustafi has helped Arsenal keep a clean sheet in their last three games in all competition, you would have to look back almost a year to find a time that Arsenal has been on such a run at the back.

The German has returned for good this time and it appears that his turnaround is complete after he admitted that he was open to extending his stay at the Emirates.

When asked if he sees a future for himself at the Emirates beyond this campaign, he replied as quoted by Sky Sports: “Why not? I have always taken things day to day.

“We had a game on Thursday, we have the next important game at the weekend and as long as I am playing for a club – it doesn’t matter which one – I play now for Arsenal and played before for previous ones

“I always gave everything until the last minute and when I decide or when the club and I decide it is going to continue I am happy to continue, if not then we have to go forward.”

He also admitted that having a good relationship with the club’s fans has made his return a lot easier.

“It is always important to have a good relationship with the fans but for me, the main thing was to be professional,” he added.

9 Comments

  1. Joe Kupoluyi says:

    Mustafi must stay and be giving a new 3 Years Contracte Extention at the end of this season he is becoming Solid at the Centrer Back.

  2. Gunnerphilic says:

    Hope springs eternal. Who would have thought Mustafi would become such a stalwart of sorts for Arsenal again?

    Arteta definitely has a magic touch. He sees what most don’t see, and that is the essence of a good coach. If he could turn Mustafi around, then he has my backing all over again.

  3. Wenger91 says:

    He is getting better, but we need some consistency Mustafi!

  4. benex says:

    if he can continue like this, I guess he can become an integral part of the team next season.

  5. Will says:

    Everyone has lost their minds with Mustafi.

    It was only a handful of games ago he almost lost us the game at Chelsea. I agree he has been OK in the last few matches (yes, just OK) but he is not a player we need moving forward and should still be sold in the summer.

    1. Quantic Dream says:

      Mustafi, Luiz and Sokratis should be cleared out if we are to entertain any serious talk of getting back into the champions league.

  6. Patrick Karani says:

    I never imagined I would ever say this. But on current form, Mustafi is surely one of the best CBs in the EPL.

    1. Will says:

      Not even close….

  7. Quantic Dream says:

    This is terrible news! We should strike while the iron is hot and ship him off ASAP now that he has somewhat rebuilt his reputation in some people’s eyes. Mustafi will inevitably be back to his default settings, I just hope he will maintain his form till the end of the season so we can dump him on some foolish buyer.

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