Arsenal & Fenerbahce to discuss loan deal for Mustafi 


Shkodran MustafTurkish giants Fenerbahce are set to enter talks with Arsenal over possible loan deal for their defender Shkodran Mustafi.

The 27-year-old has not really impressed since moving to Emirate Stadium on a £35m fee from Valencia in 2016.

His failure to meet expectations have resulted in being linked away as boss Unai Emery prepares for a huge overhaul of his under-fire squad.

Arsenal are out of Champions League football next season after suffering a humiliating defeat by Chelsea in the Europa League final.

Fenerbahce will open talk with the club in coming days about taking the Germany international on loan for a season.

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With Emery reportedly having only £40m to improve his squads,it’s understood the Gunners will cash in on him.

However,Aksam has claimed that if Mustafi impresses in Turkey, then the European giants would consider making the deal permanent.

Mustafi defended his performances for Arsenal last month, claiming that criticism aimed his way was unfair.

”For me personally, it is not getting to me because our job as defenders is to try not to concede goals, but if you make 90 per cent of your job and in the 10 per cent the opponent scores a goal, people forget about the 90 per cent.

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”If a striker misses a goal or a penalty or whatever, you get a new opportunity five or 10 minutes later.

“For us defenders, if you make one mistake and they score, even if in five minutes you save something on the line, people still won’t talk about it. You get to live with it because it is part of our job.

”We are a team who in a lot of games want to press up high and that gives teams opportunities to score goals against us.


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