Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has been linked with an exit before the European deadline. According to Italian media outlet Forza Roma, Mustafi is a defensive target for Roma.
The Italian side are hoping to sign a new centre-back before the European window shuts. Roma were linked with Dejan Lovren but now seem to have turned their attention to Mustafi.
Arsenal are happy to let Mustafi leave. The Germany international has dropped below Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers and David Luiz in the pecking order. In addition, William Saliba will be joining from Saint-Etienne next summer.
Unai Emery is ready to let Mustafi leave with Roma hoping to capture him on a loan-to-buy arrangement. The 27-year-old’s time at Arsenal could be coming to an end soon.
Arsenal fans flocked to Twitter to discuss these latest transfer rumours. It is fair to say Mustafi has not been a popular player at The Emirates Stadium, especially after producing several error-strewn performances last season. Here are some tweets from Arsenal fans discussing Mustafi’s potential move to Roma.
Good get him for free
— louis (@louis16303766) August 19, 2019
That’s good news.
— JayralWeGushungo (@JethroKariwo) August 19, 2019
— AUBAMEYANGTHETING⚡⚡⚡ (@mcnally_billy) August 19, 2019
End of an era
— Walter (@StansRanch) August 19, 2019
— Divakar KS (@divakar_ks) August 19, 2019
Oh god please let it happen!!!!!
— Josh 🇸🇩🇨🇺 (@OpenVeinsUK) August 19, 2019