While Arsenal are trying to strengthen this summer by attempting to sign new defenders in the likes of William Saliba (per the Evening Standard) and Kieran Tierney (according to the Daily Mail), it looks like they might soon be able to shift Shkodran Mustafi.
The former Valencia defender has been the butt of plenty of jokes (this article from the Sun showed a number of fans online begging club mascot Gunnersaurus to replace him) throughout most of his time in north London and has even been criticised by Gunners legend Ian Wright on YouTube via the Metro.
BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein admitted on BBC Radio 5 Live that after the Europa League final, a game Mustafi didn’t play in, that Unai Emery decided enough was enough, and that the defender could be sold this summer, couple that with a June 27th report from Turkish outlet Aksam that Fenerbahce have been in contact with the defender’s agent and perhaps an exit could be on the cards.
It’s no secret as to why Arsenal should be selling Mustafi this summer. Looking at defensive stats from the Premier League’s official website, the German centre-back has only managed 22 clean sheets in 87 appearances over three full seasons, or one clean sheet in every 3.9 games, as well as allowing three defensive errors that have led to goals.
For the £35 million Arsenal reportedly spent on him via BBC Sport, it paints a bad image for the Gunners on what they value as an expensive talent, and if the club are able to sell Mustafi this summer, funds could surely be put towards their reported £45m transfer budget.
Arsenal fans, are the club right to sell Mustafi? Let us know!