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Arsenal keen to offload Mustafi before European transfer window closes

Shkodran Mustafi’s Arsenal future looks uncertain with the club keen to offload the defender before the European transfer window closes.

Arsenal’s deadline day capture of David Luiz from Chelsea has deemed the German international surplus to requirements, with Unai Emery’s side keen to sell the 27-year-old in the coming weeks.

Mustafi has fallen behind the likes of Sokratis and Rob Holding in the pecking order at centre-back and the club are ready to sanction his sale should they receive suitable offer.

The transfer window for Premier League clubs closed on Thursday, but foreign sides can still buy players from England until the end of the month and there has been tentative interest from clubs in France and Germany.

Mustafi has been a much-maligned figure since a £35m move from Valencia in 2016, and the Evening Standard are reporting that the club are keen to recoup the majority of that fee.

Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny could also depart having found himself on the periphery of the first-team at the Emirates. The 27-year-old is not part of Emery’s first-team plans and has been in talks over a move to Turkish side Galatasaray.

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