Arsenal set to sell German international star this summer

By | February 8, 2019

Arsenal will consider official offers for Shkodran Mustafi in the summer window as Unai Emery attempts to raise extra funds to rejuvenate his roster.

The German star became the third most expensive defender of all-time when French manager Arsene Wenger agreed to pay £35 million to Spanish club Valencia in the summer of 2016.

Shkodran has failed to come anywhere close to justifying that outlay and the Telegraph reports that the Gunners are ready to place the 26-year-old star on the transfer list at the end of the season.

Emery has been not able to elicit a significant improvement in Mustafi’s displays, culminating in Sunday’s error-strewn performance against Manchester City which prompted scathing criticism from Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.

‘Lichtsteiner is not good enough. Maybe you could argue because of his age,’ the one-time Liverpool defender said at full-time.

‘But the fellow next to him, Mustafi, has never been good enough since the day he walked in the door and that’s the reason why all the goals come down there.

‘To see Arsenal defend like that, there’s a big job there for Unai Emery to do.’