Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is on the verge of leaving the club on loan for the rest of this season according to the latest reports coming out of the Italian media.
Mustafi has been told that he’s surplus to requirements at Arsenal and the German World Cup winner is expected to leave the club this summer.
According to popular Italian news outlets La Gazzetta dello Sport, Shkodran Mustafi will leave Arsenal for AS Roma on loan for this season with the option to sign him permanently for a fee believed to be around €25m (£22.9m).
Shkodran Mustafi wants to stay at Arsenal but club manager Unai Emery has told him that he’s not part of his long-term plans at Arsenal.
The German became an Arsenal player in the summer of 2016 following his £35m move from Spanish La Liga club Valencia.
He has spent three years at Arsenal till date and the former Sampdoria and Everton player has two years left on his contract with the Gunners.
Mustafi has been left out of the Arsenal team this season for the first two Premier League games this term.
He missed out on the opening 1-0 away win over Newcastle United before sitting out the 2-1 win over Burnley at home.