Under-fire Arsenal man rejected a new deal in the summer

Football London claims that Shkodran Mustafi rejected a contract offer from Arsenal in the summer and he told the club that he is leaving after this season.

The German is one of the players that had improved under the management of Mikel Arteta and the German was even involved in 15 of Arsenal’s last 17 games last season before an injury stopped his time in the team in July.

He has just returned to full fitness and played against Leicester City last night and it has to be said, was a disappointment.

The Gunners have added the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes to their team this season and presents new competition for the German who joined the club from Valencia four years ago.

His current deal expires in the summer, according to the report and that means he will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a new team by January.

It adds that Mustafi is eyeing a return to Italy where he played for Sampdoria previously because it will take him closer to his wife’s family who is in Switzerland.

Although Mustafi has become a better player, he isn’t what Arsenal needs right now and the likes of Gabriel are the future, not Mustafi.

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7 Comments

  1. King Sammie says:

    he can leave. we lost because of him.

  2. Durand says:

    All more reason to start incorporating Saliba into the team. Mustafi is exercising his rights as a player, and will play out his contract I’m sure so he can sign on elsewhere as a free agent.
    With Mustafi and Sokratis leaving, hopefully Saliba can get some game time in the ending minutes of matches.
    Can’t simulate matches no matter how much you practice.

  3. Sean says:

    Ozil, Sokratis & Mustafi all out of contract next summer.
    £350k, £90k & £80 or so for them a week off the wage bill but no money incoming at all when paid £43m, £19m & £35m. Good business Arsenal 👌

  4. amo says:

    what arsenal needs are creative players…a ball carrying midfielder is key. and what is it with this Saliba guy?

    I want to see the really team which used to play very sizzling football.

  5. Top Gunner says:

    Arteta is losing it. How can he offer Mustafi a contract extension?

  6. Gunner89 says:

    Not for Arsenal type of club so good news he did not accept a new contract offer.
    Our fault, really, as during Arsene Wenger era we went out to buy players on a cheap and when they turned up not to be top class we gave them stick when ,in fact, they were what they were. Now with Mustafi we overpaid whilst no one else was in for him??? He is an ok Bundesliga player but not for a top team looking to kick on and win things and is too expensive to be a back up. No one was in for him over the years anyway despite being frozen out at Arsenal. Played more than he should due to injuries but should be let go along with Socratis, Cerdic, Kolasinac and Ozil.

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