€25m-rated defender prefers to leave Arsenal during this transfer window

Gunners are reportedly looking to get rid of German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi ahead of next month’s transfer deadline, with the London club even potentially willing to let the defender leave on loan. Ligue 1 clubs are interested in signing him and prepare to make an offer during this summer transfer window.

Mustafi hasn’t exactly had the best few years of his career these past few campaigns, with Shkodran struggling to put in consistent performances for Arsenal whenever he plays. Fans of the Gunners have also seemingly turned on the footballer recently, as he was booed after coming on against Lyon during this summer’s Emirates Cup.

And despite all of this, it seems like the London club have finally had enough of the German’s lacklustre displays for Arsenal, as the Gunners are aiming to get rid of the defender ahead of next month’s transfer deadline for European clubs.

London could even be set to the footballer seal a loan move away from the Emirates in the coming weeks, as they look to get his £80,000-a-week wages off their books. Amid his poor displays for Arsenal in recent years, Gunners may regret getting rid of German defender this transfer window due to their lack of options in the back-line.

Having sold Laurent Koscielny recently, the London club only really have Sokratis, Luiz and Holding, as well as Mustafi, to choose from at centre-back. And should the club suffer a few injuries to these stars as mentioned above, Arsenal could regret getting rid of the German defender this summer should they end up doing so.