The transfer news all Arsenal fans have long been waiting for

Last week we reported that Fenerbahce was interested in signing Arsenal flop Shkodran Mustafi but it turned out that the price tag of £25 Million was too steep for the Turkish giants.

But Gooners need not despair, the latest reports are claiming that a loan deal may be on the cards.

It is being reported that officials from Fenerbahce will be in London next week to open up talks on a one year loan and apparently, Arsenal are open to the idea.

Put it this way, there is no chance that representatives from Fenerbahce would travel all the way to the UK unless they had previously been given an indication that they would not be wasting their time.

A loan deal could actually be a good thing. If Mustafi did well it would either maintain his valuation or even see it increased, whereas if he flopped it would be no worse than the situation today.

It has to be remembered that Mustafi is not actually a bad defender, he is a world cup winner after all, no, he is a useless Premier League defender but that does not mean he will not be a success in other leagues.

This could happen very fast because if a deal is agreed with Arsenal then the officials will open up talks immediately with Mustafi with regards to personal terms.

The first week in July could end up being a really pleasant time for Arsenal fans, a new kit, Mustafi possibly gone and a high chance of signings, either Kieran Tierney or William Saliba. Maybe even both.

32 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    A price tag of £25m is excessive for a player who has been poor for the last two seasons.If Arsenal are determined to move on Mustafi,and they should be,they will have to modify the transfer fee to say £10/12m which may encourage Spanish and German clubs to show interest.The current regime was not responsible for the outrageous fee paid for Mustafi and as such they should have no qualms in adopting a realistic attitude towards his sale.

    1. Innit says:

      Your valuation is too little for a player with Premier league, Italian league and Spanish league experience. Also World Cup winning experience

      If we paid £35 million, there will be someone who will pay £25 million

      Also Mustafi May excel in a League which is not as fast and physical as the Premier League

      1. Where'sMyTop4TrophyGone? says:

        Anywhere between 15 and 20 is good enough for me. He’s not worth more, period. Arsenal are idiots for paying 35 million to begin with.

      2. jon fox says:

        I am glad to note that you can see that invisible queue of others clubs clamouring to buy him then! It is non existent to the rest of us sane folks.

      3. Diogenes says:

        You are both right in a way.

        If on a suitable salary (around 50.000), his valuation would be roughly 25 or rather a little less, say 22 -25… As he is on 90.000 – that no one else but us would pay him, his valuation drops by about 5 mill.

        Arsenal should ask between 20 and 22 and then settle for 17 – 18 mill.

        Any less would be foolish as Mustafi has proven he can play well in both Bundesliga and La Liga and is only 27, which for a central defender is quite young.

  2. Ade says:

    He should go on loan, I support it

  3. Matovu Deus says:

    Mustafi should go atleast if we fail to bring in new defenders we give chances to our young kid were tired of leaky defence alwaylong

  4. Sip says:

    I am not a fan of loan deals. More often than not they end in small transfer sums being paid when it is all said and done.

    We need some proceeds to improve our budget not some other club assuming his salary.

  5. Bob Stevens says:

    Good for Mustafi, if he and clubs agree, he is a player who tries but mistakes occur as he has lost his confidence and self belief. A better player in commitment than Xhaka and Kolas, if he can work with a better defensive coach, good for him.As for our training ground pictures, all we see is smiling faces, not tired faces after intense training.Wish this loan deal happens and player comes back stronger.

  6. Grandad says:

    Innit, the point is we should never have paid £35m for someone who is now light years away from the German national team.No one in their right mind will pay £25m for Mustafi.

    1. ken1945 says:

      Grandad, this was one of AW’s most expensive mistakes and one that I cannot wait to see rectified.
      He has been the cause of so many losses and I honestly cannot think of a worse defensive player making the same mistakes week after week after week.
      The biggest joke was when he announced that he was a better player under UE’s coaching, I must have missed that change!!

      If we COULD get even £20,000,000 for him, that would be a success for the negotiating team, but what AW was thinking when he signed this player is beyond me.

      1. jon fox says:

        Nice to agree on Arsenes CB judgement for once, Ken.

    2. Francis says:

      During that transfer window Arsene Wenger was not interested in signing any CB…but injuries to Mertesacker and Gabriel in August meant that Arsenal had only one fit CB and this led Arsenal into panic mode…and Valencia made most of the situation

      1. ken1945 says:

        Good point Francis, but am I wrong in thinking that Mustafi signed a new contract after AW left/had the decision making on transfers and contracts taken away?

        Interesting further point to those who say that UE had to deal with horrendous injury problems…I had forgotten the per/gabriel situation…REALLY good post for my memory buds and I hope ozziegunner reads this!!!!

        What a great site this is for all things concerning The Arsenal!!!!!

        1. ozziegunner says:

          ken, I read most posts when I get time. My question to you would be how long were Gabriel and Mertesacher injured for? I don’t believe there is any comparison between having 2 injuries versus Koscielny returning later in the season due to an achilles, Mavropanos virtually never fit, Holding, Bellerin and Welbeck season ending injuries, Ozil, Monreal, Lichtsteiner, Kolasinac and others in and out of the treatment room and Lacazette returning after a mid season knee operation.
          People can start thinking about who will come to coach Arsenal in 2020/21, because if the Board don’t support Emery in the transfer market, there is no way he will seek a contract extension.
          Arsene Wenger might still be looking for a job.

  7. We should come to terms with the fact we may never get close to what we coughed out for Mustafi. Slash the price to £15M and we might find a buyer outside the premier league. This should be a good lesson on the dangers of overpaying for average talent.

  8. Xhaka should be next. My goodness our midfield is bang average! Same case with the defence!

  9. Le Coq Monster says:

    #BREAKING NEWS#……………….Heathrow Airport has beeen closed due to an unprecedented amount of officials and represntatives of clubs from all over the world clamouring to get Mustafi on loan with a view to buy !

    And in the real world…………another Transfer Window Licking rumour off the Window Licking Scale ! 😆

    ??????????

    1. GB says:

      Attention seeker

      1. Le Coq Monster says:

        GB………Me or Mustafi ?

  10. kev says:

    Arsenal have received a loan with option to buy for £11 million from an unnamed Italian club for Mustafi. Rejected as Arsenal want an obligation/after games played activation and a higher fee.

  11. Durand says:

    Mustafi is his own worst enemy. He repeats the same mistakes and never seems to learn. Brash in challenges, never misses opportunity to slide tackle, and has lapses of concentration.

    Nice guy, but not quality player. Great example of what happens when you hyper-focus on only stats and ignore the eye test.

    Looking at stats only, he’s impact player. Watch him play, and his faulty decision making is glaringly obvious and too costly as a CB.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Durand, a good summation; plus can’t read a game or stay on his feet; obviously needs longer studs!

  12. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    First of all, what of if Mustafi refuses to play along with Arsenal to go to Fenerbhache but want to stay at Arsenal this summer to fight for his place in the Gunners defence? By the way, how many seasons has he left on his deal to go at the club? 2 seasons or 3? If it is 2 seasons that he has on his deal to go, then under the purported new players contract guidelines at Arsenal which if it has come into effect this summer should either see his contract at the club extended or be sold this summer. But if it’s 3 seasons he has left to go on his deal, he could refuse to go on loan to Fenerbhache but stay at Arsenal to fight for his place. But he could leave this summer if he’s sold. But if at the end, Fenerbhache succeeded to take Mustafi on a season long loan and Mustafi agrees to go there to play for them, will Fenerbhache be paying him his Arsenal wages? Which if they agree to do, Mustafi could join them on a season long loan this summer.

    Maybe when Arsenal free more player wages collection at the club this summer in addition to the ones they’ve already freed, they will be in a stronger position financially to sign their 2 targeted targets of Saliba and Tierney this summer as they’ve already made first bidding to sign the duo defenders.

    However, any scenario could be in the wait to unfold at Arsenal this summer in respect of if Aubameyang will remain at Arsenal or not. Because under the new players contract guidelines at the club, Auba’ should be sold this summer if his contract at the club is not extended. But will Arsenal agree to sell him to Man Utd this summer if they submit a bid of £80m to Arsenal to sign him? But they could have the £80m reduced to £40m for them by Arsenal to take Auba’ if they agree to give us Romelu Lukaku in a part player exchange part payment deal?

    1. Alee says:

      Lukaku?!! ??? we r trying to get rid of horrible players and those that don’t fit arsenal’s style of play and u want to bring in Romelu f***king lukaku.

  13. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    First of all, what of if Mustafi refuses to play along with Arsenal to go to Fenerbhache but wants to stay at Arsenal this summer to fight for his place in the Gunners defence? By the way, how many seasons has he left on his deal to go at the club? 2 seasons or 3? If it is 2 seasons that he has on his deal to go, then under the purported new players contract guideline at Arsenal which if it has come into effect this summer should either see his contract at the club extended or be sold this summer. But if it’s 3 seasons he has left to go on his deal, he could refuse to go on loan to Fenerbhache but stay at Arsenal to fight for his place. But he could leave this summer if he’s sold. But if at the end, Fenerbhache succeeded to take Mustafi on a season long loan and he agrees to go there to play for them, will Fenerbhache be paying him his Arsenal wages? Which if they agree to do, Mustafi could join them on a season long loan this summer.

    Maybe when Arsenal free more player wages collection at the club this summer in addition to the ones they’ve already freed, they will be in a stronger position financially to sign their 2 targeted targets of Saliba and Tierney this summer as they’ve already made their first bidding to sign the duo defenders.

    However, any scenario could be in the wait to unfold at Arsenal this summer in respect of if Aubameyang will remain at Arsenal or not. Because under the new players contract guideline at the club, Auba’ should be sold this summer if his contract at the club is not extended. But will Arsenal agree to sell him to Man Utd this summer if they submit a bid of £80m to Arsenal to sign him? But they could have the £80m reduced to £40m for them by Arsenal to take Auba’ if they agree to give us Romelu Lukaku in a part player exchange part payment deal?

  14. Hawkeyego says:

    Mustafi was still playing for Germany when Arsenal bought him and played for them as an Arsenal player. Do not in your hatred or desire to bash the outgone regime mis-reprent and brazenly distort chronological facts.
    Mustafi, as some already said here, is NOT a bad defender except some, like you, have made him so.
    Without him in the German squad how did they fare at last world cup? Some respect and appreciation please. Scapegoat seekers!

    1. Phil says:

      So basically what your saying is that if Germany had him in their team at last years World Cup they would have done so much better.Is this correct?If this is so then this would make Mustafi a player who makes a difference to a team.Do you agree with this?
      Because NEVER has Mustafi had a positive influence at Arsenal.Mistake after mistake has cost us points.A ridiculous and needless tackle away at Palace cost us a win and two points last season.A needless push on Kane costvus another penalty and two points at Wembley last season.Without those penalties that is four points and THIRD PLACE.Who else was to blame if not Mustafi?

  15. jon fox says:

    I FAIL TO SEE HOW A LOAN DEAL HELPS US AT ALL. We still own the player and save only his wages. We NEED CASH TO IMPROVE THE SQUAD , NOT MERELY REMOVING THE USELESS PLAYERS WITHOUT GETTING A PROPERjFEE FOR THEM. HE THUS BECOMES A YEAR OLDER TOO. WE need Mustafi gone, BUT sold, NOT loaned and proper money brought in to add to the meagre pennies Scrooge allows us.

  16. Roachie says:

    Having said all last season i’d be happy to swap mustafi for a packet of quavers any offer should be accepted. This will push us to buy another defender. Maybe one who can stay on his feet!

  17. RSH says:

    Need something permanent so we don’t have to think about him anymore. Mandatory buy would be ideal. Happy at least ONE club is interested tbh. Hopefully Miki and Ozil offers come in too.

  18. towny254 says:

    Why don’t Arsenal do what Man Utd has done they gave Sanchez a free transfer. We should do the same with Ozil

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