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.
Premier League Leading Goalscorers Revealed
The race for the Premier League Golden Boot is hotting up after two of the frontrunners found the back of the net on Saturday.
Jamie Vardy and Tammy Abraham continue to set the pace as both players were on the scoresheet for their respective clubs earlier this weekend.
Leicester City striker Vardy continued his impressive goalscoring record against Arsenal after he scored and assisted another one to propel the Foxes to a 2-0 win at home to the Gunners.
He opened the scoring in the last quarter of the game before providing the assist for James Maddison to score the second goal.
It was the 11th league goal of the season for Jamie Vardy.
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Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also in the picture for the Golden Boot Award but the Gabonese international star was unable to add to his tally of eight league goals against Leicester City.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham became the second player to hit double figures in the Premier League after he netted his 10th league goal of the season during the 2-0 home win over fellow London side Crystal Palace.
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Arsenal Line Up Luis Enrique As Replacement For Unai Emery
North London giants Arsenal have reportedly lined up a replacement for underfire manager Unai Emery.
Spanish tactician Unai Emery is under a lot of pressure after leading the Gunners to a run of five matches without a win.
According to Spanish news outlet El Confidencial, Arsenal officials have sounded out former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique about replacing Unai Emery as their new manager.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery was appointed into the job last summer after legendary Gunners boss Arsene Wenger left the role despite the fact that the Frenchman had one year left on his then contract at the Emirates Stadium.
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Arsene Wenger spent almost 22 years at Arsenal before his exit last summer.
His replacement Unai Emery led the Gunners to fifth place at the end of last season and also masterminded the run to the Europa League final before the North Londoners were thrashed by Chelsea in the final.
Eden Hazard (2), Olivier Giroud and Pedro Rodriguez scored the goals as Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League last season.
Compatriot Luis Enrique could replace Unai Emery at Arsenal according to the aforementioned report.
Luis Enrique has been without a managerial job since he left the Spanish national team earlier this year due to family reasons.
EPL: Unai Emery On The Brink After Leicester City Defeat
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is on the brink of losing his job at the North London club after the timid defeat to Leicester City in their week 12 Premier League clash on Saturday evening.
Unai Emery and his Arsenal players were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City courtesy the second-half goals from the in-form Jamie Vardy and James Maddison.
The Foxes took the lead through Jamie Vardy who was recently named the Premier League Player of the Month for October.
Jamie Vardy has now scored five goals in his last three games in the Premier League.
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He finished off a flowing Leicester City move to give the Foxes the lead after receiving the final pass from Youri Tielemans.
Jamie Vardy moved from goalscorer to goal provider as he laid off the pass for the second goal scored by England national team invitee James Maddison.
The goal from Maddison wrapped up the win for Leicester City who were able to move within five points of league leaders Liverpool ahead of the Reds’ blockbuster clash with Manchester City at home.
Premier League champions Manchester City have dropped down to the fourth position before the Liverpool game as a result of the wins recorded by Leicester City and Chelsea.
Arsenal To Rival United For Young Defender As Emery Seeks Solution To Leaky Back-line
Arsenal have conceded 15 goals in 11 Premier League matches, so much to Unai Emery’s frustration.
The Gunners have been fragile at the back of the pitch despite the addition of David Luiz to the team prior to the start of the campaign.
United haven’t fared much better than the North London club having conceded 11 goals in the same number of matches despite spending huge £80m on former Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.
Ole Solskjaer, just like Unai Emery, is reportedly hoping to strengthen the defence during the upcoming transfer window and he has developed interests in Juventus center-back Merih Demiral.
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Coincidentally, the Gunners manager has equally set his eyes on the Turkish international as possible addition to his team in January as he hopes to provide a long-lasting solution to his defensive problems.
Hence, the two Premier League giants are set to be involved in an intense competition for the player’s signature as soon as the transfer window reopens.
Demiral, 20, has failed to convince Maurizio Sarri of his qualities so far this term as he is behind Daniele Rugani, and De Ligt in the pecking order of defenders.
Report from Italy suggested that the player, who has featured in just one match under Sarri’s watch, is now set to bring his career back on track by leaving the Scuddeto Champions.
The report further revealed that Juventus won’t let go of their summer signing unless one of the two English clubs is ready to meet their £24m price tag.
Arsenal Set To Table £60m On Caglar Soyuncu
North London giants Arsenal are interested in a move for Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu.
According to controversial journalist IndyKaila, Arsenal are ready to spend as much as £60m on Caglar Soyuncu who has become a key player for Leicester City.
Arsenal passed up the opportunity to sign Turkish international centre back Caglar Soyuncu at the start of last season.
Caglar Soyuncu joined Leicester City from German Bundesliga side Freiburg last summer for a fee believed to be around £17m.
The exit of Harry Maguire to Manchester United has fast tracked Caglar Soyuncu’s route to the first team.
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Harry Maguire left Leicester City for Manchester United in the summer for a world-record fee of £80m for a defender.
Caglar Soyuncu has formed a potent centre back partnership with Jonny Evans at the heart of the Leicester City defence.
The Turkish centre back scored his first goal in the colours of Leicester City during the last game in the Premier League.
Caglar Soyuncu scored one of the goals as Leicester City secured a 2-0 away win at London club Crystal Palace.
He opened the scoring at the start of the second half before in-form Jamie Vardy wrapped up the win in the last ten minutes.
EPL: Arsenal Star Left Out Of Squad For Leicester City Clash For This Reason
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka won’t be part of the Gunners squad for the Premier League clash with Leicester City.
This is according to Arsenal manager Unai Emery who revealed that the Swiss international is not in the best frame of mind to help the team at the moment.
Premier League highflyers Leicester City host Arsenal in a week 12 league game billed for the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening and Granit Xhaka is expected to miss out on the game.
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Granit Xhaka has been left out of the Arsenal team since the Swiss international used expletives towards the fans during the home game against fellow London side Crystal Palace in October.
The former Borussia Moenchengladbach star was angered by the chorus of boos that greeted his substitution during that Crystal Palace game which ended in a disappointing 2-2 draw.
Arsenal blew a two-goal lead during the Crystal Palace game.
The Gunners are in the middle of a four-match winless run in all competitions ahead of the Leicester City Game and that has piled pressure on manager Unai Emery who could lose his job if Arsenal record defeat against the Foxes who have six points more on the Premier League table after 11 games.
What Will Happen To Unai Emery If Arsenal Lose To Leicester City
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is fighting to save his job at the club ahead of the tricky trip to Leicester City in the Premier League.
According to controversial journalist IndyKaila, Arsenal officials will sack manager Unai Emery If the Gunners lose the game against the Foxes.
Arsenal are winless in four games in all competitions ahead of the Leicester City and that run has seen them drop six points adrift of the top four places on the Premier League table.
The Gunners are in danger of falling nine points behind Leicester City who has shown that they are a top contender for the top four.
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Arsenal have lost in each of their last two Premier League games at Leicester City including a 3-0 loss to the Foxes last season with ten men after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off in the first half of the game and Leicester City are massive favourites to make it three straight wins at home to the Gunners.
The last time Unai Emery and Arsenal won league games was at the start of last month against South Coast club Bournemouth.
Sumner signing David Luiz scored in the first half to give the Gunners a 1-0 win over the Cherries.
Barcelona Join Race To Sign Arsenal Striker
Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are in the race to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang according to the latest reports coming out of the media in the United Kingdom.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang recently rejected the offer of a new contract from the Gunners and that has led to renewed interest in his services.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and strike partner Alexandre Lacazette both turned down new contract offers from Arsenal last month as the North Londoners sweat to sign their key players to long-term contract at the club.
Aubameyang has less than two years on his current Arsenal deal, while his strike partner Alexandre Lacazette has less than three years on his own Arsenal contract at the moment.
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According to the Daily Mirror, Spanish champions Barcelona are interested in a deal for the aforementioned Aubameyang.
It was revealed that the five-time European champions Barcelona want to sign the Gabonese international star when the winter transfer window reopens in the next few weeks.
Aubameyang has been the major source of goal for Arsenal with 13 goals in his last 18 games in the league.
In addition, the Gabonese player has scored the landmark of 50 goals in the colors of Arsenal in just 78 games for his team.