Tag: Shkodran Mustafi
Following his summer move from Valencia, plenty of people were intrigued to see how Shkodran Mustafi would settle into the Arsenal side, especially given the lack of defensive stability in that position for a number of years due to troublesome injuries and a lack of consistency when Koscielny-Mertesacker don't start.
Shkodran Mustafi recently told Arsenal Player just how much having fellow German, Per Mertesacker, at the club has helped him during his half-a-season in north London.
Shkodran Mustafi may have only arrived at Arsenal, but he’s hoping that Arsene Wenger renews his Arsenal contract and stays at the club.
Since an unforgettable Premier League debut at Anfield in August of 2010, which saw him sent off in second-half stoppage time, Laurent Koscielny hasn't had an easy journey to success for Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger is hopeful that Olivier Giroud's ankle injury isn't too serious as he's assessed by the doctors.
If such things can be quantified, then this week has certainly been a lot better than the week that went before.
Arsenal made five signings in 2016 but which was the best?
After a nervy 1-0 win over West Brom last time out, Arsenal will be hoping for easier going when they entertain Crystal Palace on New Year's Day.
Arsene Wenger has delivered the latest team news ahead of Arsenal's New Year's Day clash against Crystal Palace at the Emirates.
While Shkodran Mustafi, Danny Welbeck and Chuba Akpom all trained with the main squad ahead of Arsenal's clash with Crystal Palace on New Year's Day, two others didn't.
With Arsenal's busy festive period well and truly underway, let's take a look at the players out and when we can expect them back.
On yet another frustrating afternoon for Arsenal, centre-back Laurent Koscielny was unsurprisingly one of the visitors' best performers against Manchester City.
Arsene Wenger has acknowledged that although Arsenal missed Shkodran Mustafi against Everton midweek, we can't cry over it.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Shkodran Mustafi and Aaron Ramsey miss out on Arsenal's Tuesday trip to Everton.
Shkodran Mustafi has taken to social media to reveal how he feels about his hamstring injury.
Shkodran Mustafi has defended former Manchester United player and Valencia manager, Gary Neville.
Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has publicly clarified the length of time that centre-back Shkodran Mustafi will be sidelined for.
Shkodran Mustafi believes that winning trophies this season could be ‘written in the stars’ for Arsenal because of how well the team understand each other.
Shkodran Mustafi continued to impress at the back for Arsenal as he continued his unbeaten start to live as an Arsenal player by, once again, being their top passer.
With the international break in full swing, we take a look at the first-team players (including those out on-loan) who were called up to their respective countries in recent days.
We're now into the third international break of a season that isn't even three months old, so who will be going where and for what?
Shkodran Mustafi may be about to take part in his first north London derby, but he seems well aware of what it means (or, at least, his media people do).
Olivier Giroud, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal have all received call-ups ahead of the international break next week.
Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that had he been in Mesut Ozil’s situation against Ludogorets on Tuesday night, he would have just shot from 20...
Over the summer, we had the chance to speak very briefly with Shkodran Mustafi when he was in England with Valencia and Arsene Wenger has no confirmed the information we were given at the time.
Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi met with the media immediately after Arsenal’s 6-0 win over Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Santi Cazorla explained recently that having Shkodran Mustafi in the squad has made Arsenal feel far more secure at the back, allowing them to play with more freedom.
Shkodran Mustafi claims there's no point in Arsenal getting too far ahead of themselves after beating Swansea 3-2 on Saturday.
Shkodran Mustafi is obviously settling in well, gallivanting around London Colney casually stealing Mesut Ozil's trademark 'M' celebration.
Joachim Low has revealed that he plans to watch a few Arsenal matches in England this season since two of his German players reside there.
After Germany's 2-0 win over Northern Ireland during their World Cup Qualifier, Shkodran Mustafi, who came on in the 69th minute, hailed their performance.
With the international break about to burst into full bloom, it's a good time to look back at what Arsenal have done so far this season in order to gauge how well they're performing but what stands out at the moment isn't what has happened, but what hasn't.
In his interview with Sport Bild, Shkodran Mustafi touched upon is religion and how much it means to him.
Speaking to Sport Bild recently, Shkodran Mustafi admitted that his €41m price tag was between Arsenal and Valencia, not him; he just wanted a move to the Gunners.
Since Shkodran Mustafi arrived and paired up with Laurent Koscielny, the duo have not conceded a goal from open play
After two exhilarating champagne and caviar displays against Chelsea and Basel, Arsenal were very much back to sausages at Burnley, but managed to escape Turf Moor with all three points after a somewhat fortuitous last-minute winner.
Arsène Wenger has publicly revealed why he feels the centre-back partnership between Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi has been so effective since the latter's arrival in the summer transfer window.
Matthew, Stephen and Anita discuss league cup victory at Forest, this season's tactical changes, the emergence of Iwobi and 'Kostafi', and booing ex players. ...
It was a morale-boosting victory over our fierce west London rivals Chelsea on Saturday evening, but what did we learn from the match?
Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny had a field day against Diego Costa on Saturday.
Mesut Ozil has already taken to Twitter to share a selfie of himself, Granit Xhaka, Lucas and Shkodran Mustafi in the dressing room at the Emirates, celebrating a brilliant win over Chelsea.
Mesut Ozil has been speaking to the Arsenal programme ahead of the Chelsea game, and praised two of the new boys, Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka.
New boy, Shkodran Mustafi, recently took part in a Twitter takeover in which he revealed his nickname and why he has it.
Shkodran Mustafi congratulated Granit Xhaka on his goal on Saturday against Hull City.
Since Shkodran Mustafi arrived at Arsenal we’ve been looking closely at his passing stats given that he arrived with a reputation as a ball-playing centreback.
Shkodran Mustafi appears to be adapting to the Premier League and his partnership with Laurent Koscielny is developing nicely.
Did you know Shkodran Mustafi used to be a striker, that Arsenal were supposed to sign Adrien Rabiot or that you can't appeal yellow cards? Then read on.
Shkodran Mustafi revealed during his 'Twitter takeover' that he never supported one specific football team growing up.
Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that he used to be a striker when he was a teenager.
Wednesday was all about the reaction to Arsenal's 1-1 draw away to PSG.
Shkodran Mustafi spoke after Arsenal's 1-1 draw against PSG on Tuesday night and described why it's so difficult for defenders to play against Alexis.
What did Arsenal actually learn against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night?
There wasn't much to cheer about in Arsenal's game against PSG but they somehow managed to get themselves a draw and Mustafi stood out once again with his passing ability.
Paul and Sylvain join Matthew to run the rule over the new signings' debut, debate the rules re the penalty against Southampton, have a peek towards PSG away, and celebrate Nicklas Bendtner's signing for Nottingham Forest.
Shkodran Mustafi’s debut performance for Arsenal came in for some criticism in parts of the media after he made the mistake of actually playing football unlike Danny Rose who was named in the Team of the Week despite not playing a single minute.
Shkodran Mustafi arrived at Arsenal with a big price tag and a reputation as a ball playing centreback, so is he? Is that what we saw against Southampton on Saturday at the Emirates?
Shkodran Mustafi made his first start for the club in what was an assured performance at right-centre back alongside Laurent Koscielny.
Shkodran Mustafi was delighted with the win against Southampton and his first chance to play in front of the Arsenal home crowd after he made his debut on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger admitted that both Lucas and Shkodran Mustafi were 'surprised' by the pace and commitment of the Premier League but has back the duo to adapt.
Shkodran Mustafi has been speaking to the Arsenal matchday programme ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game against Southampton.
We may not know if Shkodran Mustafi will start his first game on Saturday against Southampton when they arrive at the Emirates, but we know one thing for sure - he's ready for it.
Jose Baxter, who played with Shkodran Mustafi at Everton believes the German is a ‘perfect fit’ for Arsenal and is a player whose talent was immediately evident.
Granit Xhaka has returned to Arsenal safe in the knowledge that his red card for Switzerland means that instead of heading on international duty next month, he'll be able to have a holiday.
The interlull is still in full swing but there's still a few bits of news wafting around here and there.
Shkodran Mustafi has claimed for the second time that Mesut Ozil was the person to persuade him to sign for Arsenal.
So I've been off the grid for two weeks, swallowed by acting work, and have emerged to a rather different Goonersphere.
Shkodran Mustafi has headed back to see his family before he returns to Arsenal for his debut against Southampton this weekend.
The media are implying that because Barcelona's sporting director, Robert Fernandez, brought up Arsenal in relation to footballer fees, he was taking a swipe at them but was he?
Saturday was one of the quietest days we've had for a while - I blame the interlull + close of the transfer window.
The Arsenal squad set to face PSG on the 13th of September has been announced and there are a couple of - sort of - surprises.
Shkodran Mustafi's father, Kujtim, has spoken about how Arsenal is the ideal club for his son and backed the German to settle in quickly.
When Shkodran Mustafi went down holding his ankle in Germany's recent 2-0 win over Finland, Arsenal fans feared the worst but apparently he's fine and ready to play against Southampton.
Now that the transfer window is shut and it's the interlul, it's all pretty quiet.
The Mirror are claiming that Arsenal signing Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia shows the club's ambition, which could prompt Mesut Ozil to sign a new deal.
Shkodran Mustafi is now the third most expensive German player of all time.
Arsenal have handed Shkodran Mustafi the number 20 shirt and Lucas Perez the #9
Mesut Ozil basically scored for Germany in their international friendly v Finland on Wednesday night.
Arsenal have, finally, addressed the two major shortcomings within the first team squad, but how was the window really?
Arsene Wenger has hailed new boy, Shkodran Mustafi's, fearless attitude and claims that the German international was keen to join the Gunners when he heard about our interest.
Arsenal's new defender, Shkondran Mustafi, has explained why his transfer from Valencia to Arsenal took the time it did.
Shkodran Mustafi has revealed the worst kept secret of the summer: he's signed for Arsenal.
Finally, Arsenal have signed Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.
Sometimes there’s a load of stories we just don’t get the chance to cover. Here are a few of them in brief
After a weekend that saw Arsenal score goals, win points and sign players, the club are expected to announce the arrival of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez on Tuesday.
Who is Shkodran Mustafi and what are Arsenal buying?
Has Mustafi let Wenger's cat out of the bag?
With Arsene Wenger confirming the deal to bring Shkodran Mustafi (and Lucas Perez) close and the man himself explaining why he opted to sign for Arsenal, we take a look at what shirt number he could pick.
Shkodran Mustafi set the internet alive on Sunday afternoon when he gave his first interview after agreeing to join Arsenal.
Shkodran Mustafi has given an exclusive interview to Sky in Germany in which he said that he is 'happy' and 'looking forward' to playing for Arsene Wenger.
According to reports, Valencia are lining up Manchester United's Marcos Rojo as Shkodran Mustafi's replacement.
Two pretty exciting things happened on Saturday: Arsenal won an actual game of football and Arsene Wenger confirmed two new signings!
Arsenal are so close to officially announcing Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez as Gunners, even Arsene Wenger has confirmed it - here's all the latest on our two new almost-signings.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the deals to bring Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez have now been complete!
The season starts now.
From what we can tell, Arsenal are poised to complete the signings of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi.
Calum Chambers is reportedly pushing for a loan move out to Spain or Italy.
The big news on Friday was that Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez look as if they're about to sign for Arsenal very soon.
According to sources, Shkodran Mustafi traveled to London for his Arsenal medical on Friday morning and an announcement is 'imminent'.
Another day, another player (or two...) called up to represent their country during the next round of World Cup 2018 qualifiers.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Calum Chambers could be leaving Arsenal on loan this season.
Lucas Perez has reportedly passed his Arsenal medical and according to a couple of sources, is set to be announced along with Shkodran Mustafi very soon.
The BBC's David Ornstein a.k.a. The Ornacle has once again spoken, claiming that Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez are set to have their medicals with Arsenal very soon.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he's '99%' sure that Shkrodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez will signing for Arsenal in the new few days.
After weeks of complaining nothing was happening Arsenal seem to have put a rocket up their arse and look close to completing two deals at the same time.
It seemed like Arsenal could be bracing themselves for life without Shkodran Mustafi after Valencia agreed a deal to sell Paco Alcacer to Barcelona for £30m, the the Ornacle arrived
Between Valencia boss, Pako Ayestaran, saying that Shkrodran Mustafi would not be leaving the La Liga club and Sky Sports saying the player wants to, we decided to give you a nice, neat roundup.
Tuesday was one of the slowest news days for a while but boy, was the rumour mill spinning.
Despite the fact that Valencia's manager, Pako Ayestaran, says that Shkrodran Mustafi isn't going anywhere, Sky Sports claim that he wants to.
Valencia boss, Pako Ayestaran, has claimed that Shkrodran Mustafi is not for sale so... what on earth do Arsenal do now?
After all the drama surrounding Shkodran Mustafi's rumoured move to Arsenal on Monday, it's easy to get carried away when he's left out of Valencia's starting lineup v Las Palmas.
With very little in the way of actual news, we got stuck into the deep, depressing world of Arsenal gossip, including the latest on Shkodran Mustafi.
With a certain journalist claiming that Shkodran Mustafi could sign for Arsenal by Wednesday, we decided to dig into the current rumours surrounding this transfer saga.
The latest news on the Shkodran Mustafi transfer saga is that Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal's interest in the centre-back but according to Guillem Balague, Valencia don't want to sell.
With Arsenal reportedly haggling over the Shkodran Mustafi transfer fee (according to press reports at least) many people are getting themselves a little worked up over it all, none more so, it seems, than Paul Merson.
Arsenal will reportedly complete the signing of Shkodran Mustafi by Wednesday according to a report from our good friend, Emmanuel Giulianelli who also claims this will only happen unless it doesn’t.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal are in negotiations for Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.
Spanish news outlet, Superdeporte, is claiming that Valencia are looking for new defenders in light of the recent speculation regarding Shkodran Mustafi's future at the club.
Talks with Valencia over bringing centre-back, Shkodran Mustafi, to Arsenal appear to be coughing and spluttering over the finish line, if reports are to be believed.
Fenerbahce centre-back and supposed Arsenal target, Simon Kjaer, has reportedly picked up an injury.
Our buddy Emanuele Giulianelli is back and this time he's claiming that Arsenal are set to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia today (Friday) with his medical due to take place on Monday.
As the rumour mill spins into overdrive regarding Shkodran Mustafi rumours, the media is busy dreaming up other players they could link us to should this deal fall through. The latest is Switzerland international, Fabian Schär.
Shkodran Mustafi's father has apparently got involved again, reportedly informing Goal.com that we'll know where the centre-back is going soon and that more than one Premier League club wants him.
According to France Football, Arsenal have set their sights on yet another centre-back just in case our supposed deal with Valencia's Shkodran Mustafi doesn't go through.
After a few relatively quiet days on the Shkodran Mustafi front it all got a little more frenetic on Wednesday as new developments were being reported, although the truth of them is still to be determined.
Mundo Deportivo are claiming that Shkodran Mustafi’s transfer to Arsenal is as good as done and is just ‘pending announcement’.
With Arsenal’s deal for Shkodran Mustafi looking like it could go the way of so many others before it, the media started linking with Arsenal with a move for Omer Toprak who currently plays for Bayer Leverkusen.
A report from Valencia is claiming that Arsenal do not want to take any longer over signing Shkodran Mustafi as Valencia try desperately to hold onto the German international.
Roberto Soriano has revealed that Shokdran Mustafi is on his way out of Spain after Soriano just arrived at Villarreal.
With Arsenal’s deal with Valencia for Shkodran Mustafi looking like it might have a hit a price snag (shocker) Sky Sports are reporting that Arsenal have identified another two targets should they fail to land the German.
Thanks to one tweet from the BBC's David Ornstein, everyone now believes Arsenal are interested in Fenerbahce's Simon Kjaer.
In possibly one of the most annoying transfer rumours of the summer, Shkodran Mustafi may or may not be about to sign for Arsenal. Depending on who you believe.
According to 'Sky Sources', which now appear to just be David Ornstein via Twitter, Arsenal are looking at Bayer Leverkusen's Omer Toprak should our potential move for Shkodran Mustafi fall through.
Although there was a fair amount of transfer guff around on Sunday, it was all overshadowed by Arsenal's rather embarrassing 4-3 loss to Liverpool at the Emirates.
Arsenal are being told that they will need to pay a 'significant amount' if they wish to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.
Everton have reportedly offered €18m for Valencia’s Aymen Abdennour, the centreback who is definitely for sale and has already been offered to Arsenal.
With the new season just hours ago we got the chance to hear from Arsene Wenger about actual football.
With the left hand seemingly not knowing what the right hand is doing in this story, Shkodran’s father and agent (fagent), Kujtim, has said that negotiations for his son are going well with Arsenal.
With Arsene Wenger coy on the signing of Shkodran Mustafi when asked about it at his pre-Liverpool press conference, the player’s former agent, Ali Bulut has not been.
Thursday's headlines were dominated by the news that Shkodran Mustafi's agent confirmed an agreement between his client and Arsenal but other stuff happened to, believe it or not.
On Thursday, the rumours surrounding Valencia centre-back, Shkodran Mustafi, to Arsenal kicked up a notch and his agent confirmed that he's come to an agreement with the club. Here's all the latest.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal won't sign a new player in time for the Liverpool game on Sunday and that he'll have to look for an 'internal solution' to the Gunners' defensive troubles.
In honour of Shkodran Mustafi maybe, potentially, possibly, reportedly being about to sign for Arsenal, Who Scored decided to release a little stat: the Valencia centre-back has completed the most interceptions in La Liga for the last two seasons!
According to just about every news outlet there is, Arsenal are well into negotiations with Valencia over centre-back, Shkodran Mustafi.
Valencia have reportedly opened talks with Valencia over signing Eliaquim Mangala as a potential replacement for Shkodran Mustafi.
As the links with Arsenal refuse to die down, Skhodran Mustafi continues to train away from the senior team as he recovers from a ‘hamstring’ problem that has ruled him out of their friendly against an all-star Nigerian league team on Wednesday.
AC Milan have reportedly withdrawn their offer to Valencia for Shkodran Mustafi as they appear to be short of money while their club sale goes through.
With Gabriel's late injury in the win against City plus Mertesacker's long term problem added to Koscielny's extended holiday, there is no doubt that Arsenal are short of experience and number at centreback.
On Sunday, we shifted our attention over the Liverpool after they beat Barcelona 4-0 and, as always, delved into the biggest transfer rumours so you don't have to.
Shkodran Mustafi is one of the players Arsenal fans have pinned their hopes on this summer but apparently the Gunners are waiting for is for Valencia to find his replacement before submitted an offer.
If reports are to be believed, Arsenal's transfer situation is getting a little desperate as now both Chelsea and AC Milan want Shkodran Mustafi. Sigh.
The big news on Wednesday was that Julian Draxler has made it very public that he wants to leave Wolfsburg.
Shkodran Mustafi is has apparently been training away from the rest of the Valencia squad amid rumours that Arsenal want to sign him.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to hand Arsene Wenger even more money in order for Arsenal to sign some more players during this transfer window.
Tuesday came with some pretty big Arsenal gossip updates.
Shkodran Mustafi appears to be edging closer to a move to Arsenal if the latest reports are to be believed.
Shkodran Mustafi said “It’s difficult” when asked if he would be joining Arsenal after the player arrived in England with his club.
When the deal was initially announced, it was met with surprised eyebrows from supporters and critics alike, but he has already impressed.
Arsenal have allegedly offered up to €40m (€30m + €10m bonuses) for Shkodran Mustafi who has reportedly got married in 'secret'.
On Friday, we beat the MLS All-Stars, Wenger confirmed we'd be signing a new attacking option and we dug into the latest with the Mahrez and Mustafi rumours.
Days ago, we reported that Germany and Valencia centre-back, Shkodran Mustafi, was being linked with a move to Arsenal and it appears these rumours are gathering pace at an alarming rate.
Arsenal have reportedly been in touch with Valencia regarding signing German centre back, Shkodran Mustafi.
According to sports journalist, Emanuele Giulianelli, Arsenal are looking to buy centre-back, Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.