Another German international told to leave Arsenal


Defender Shkodran Mustafi will be the second German international to be told to leave the English Premier League outfit, Arsenal but on different circumstances.

Mesut Ozil is the first player that was asked to leave the North London outfit by the club after he was told he is no longer needed.

He has been left out of the team for the Europa League and Premier League competitions to emphasize that he is not needed at the club.

There are feelers that Mesut Ozil has issues with the club and manager Mikel Arteta which is the reason why he has been treated that way despite claims by the Spanish boss that he is left out of the team for football reasons.

It is a different scenario for Shkodran Mustafi as he has gone down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium and will be having just a little or no playing time. He has been told by Kevin Campell that his time with the North London outfit is over.

For arguable reasons, the fans have not been satisfied with the performance of Shkodran Mustafi since he joined Arsenal from Valencia for a fee worth £35 million and he was told by former manager Unai Emery that he can leave the club in the summer of 2019.

Shkodran Mustafi’s contract with the North London outfit will expire next summer but he has been advice to leave as in January.

“I think it’s a done deal from both sides, Mustafi has taken a lot of sticks in the past. It is difficult for players to take but we known what fans are like. If you have a bad game you can suddenly be the worst thing since sliced bread. Mustafi had a good run at Arsenal but it is definitely coming to an end” he said.

The coming of Gabriel Mahalhaes can be blamed for the relegation of Shkodran Mustafi from a starting role.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.