Tag: Shkodran Mustafi

Wenger reveals Alexis will return to Arsenal training on Sunday

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez and Shkodran Mustafi will return to training on Sunday.

Arsenal facing defensive crisis ahead of the new season

Arsenal are already facing a defensive crisis and the new season's not even kicked off yet.

Snapped: Arsenal defender soaks up 'absolute beauty' while on holiday

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Shkodran Mustafi seems to enjoying his break from football.

Arsenal’s incomings and Lyon’s outgoings: Where Lacazette ranks

The £52m transfer of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon to Arsenal is a record deal for both clubs.

The making of an Arsenal centreback

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“I think I was made for the English league. I will fight as long as I have to and give everything I have until...

£30m defender passes on chance to join "dream club" Arsenal to...

Roma centre back Antonio Rudiger is close to a move to Chelsea this summer, rejecting any chance of a "dream" move to Arsenal as he'd previously hoped for.

Alexis frustrated as Mustafi's Germany win final

World champions Germany secured their first Confederations Cup triumph after a narrow victory against Copa America winners Chile during Sunday's final in St Petersburg.

Mustafi benched as Germany make final to meet Chile

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Shkodran Mustafi was an unused substitute in Germany's 4-1 Confederation Cup win over Mexico on Thursday night.

Arsenal could renew interest in defender after £31m deal falls through

Kostas Manolas
Arsenal could resurrect their interest in Kostas Manolas, with the Greek defender set to leave Roma.

International round-up: Sanchez’s Chile progress while Mustafi watches on as Germany...

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Germany and Chile both qualified for the knockouts as the Confederations Cup group stages drew to a close.

Alexis seals record thanks to Mustafi mistake, Holding finally set to...

Skhodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers and Alexis Sanchez represented their countries last night.

Mustafi has his say on the rumours linking Sanchez to a...

Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi has stated his desire to see Alexis Sánchez stay at the club amid speculation surrounding the Chilean's future.

Mustafi talks religion, his dream job, friendships in football and captaining...

Arsenal's Skhodran Mustafi spoke with FR about his religion, what he'd be if he wasn't a footballer, friendships in football and captaining the German national team.

Mustafi plays as Germany's defence wobbles, Chambers helps England win

Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers both started and played the full 90 minutes in narrow victories for their respective countries.

Manchester United defender reportedly a target for Tottenham as well as...

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Tottenham Hotspur have entered the race to join Manchester United’s Chris Smalling, after losing out on Harry Maguire who signed for Leicester City this summer.

Does Calum Chambers have an Arsenal future?

Last season, Calum Chambers would have been excused for believing his Arsenal career was shot.

25-year-old German defender's journey to Arsenal

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Despite the desire and courage required to leave his home town in 2009, Mustafi only achieved his dream of playing in England’s highest tier in 2016.

Arsenal in the summer: Complete run-down of Arsenal players in action

With so many Arsenal players potentially away on international duty, we took a look at the matches you should keep an eye out for this summer.

Arsenal's 10 most expensive signings - Can you name them all?

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Arsenal have been heavily criticised in recent years for a lack of big moves in the transfer market. Perhaps it's not much of a surprise then, that eight of their top 10 all-time most expensive signings have been completed in the last five seasons.

German 25-year-old defender: When I got the call, I didn't wait

Shkodran Mustafi has revealed some insight into how he was feeling about an unexpected role within Germany's World Cup-winning team of 2014.

Arsenal international roundup: Goals for Mustafi and Ox but Iwobi disappointment...

Three first-team players were in action for their respective countries on international duty, with contrasting fortunes.

Mustafi: It gives us a chance to try new things

Shkodran Mustafi has looked ahead to the Confederations Cup in Russia starting next week.

Arsenal new boy 'excited' to get started

Sead Kolasinac has said he followed the career of Mesut Ozil closely.

Olivier Giroud admits jealousy over these 2 Arsenal players

Olivier Giroud has said he is jealous of team-mates Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil.

29 players rated but who topped Arsenal's Player Power Rankings?

With the 2016/17 season having come to a close, it's time to look at which Arsenal players were the most influential over the course of the campaign, as well as those who left a lot to be desired.

10 at the back: Arsenal’s defenders rated

Arsenal's defensive depth was tested to its limits in the latter stages of the 16/17 season but how did the defenders fare individually over the course of the season?

Xhaka, Mustafi, Holding, Lucas: Arsenal’s 2016/17 transfers rated

Arsène Wenger spent almost £100m on transfers last summer and with the campaign finally over, it's time to rate his acquisitions.

Arsenal’s 5 best players of the season

After securing an unlikely victory over Chelsea to win this season's FA Cup trophy, it's time to reflect on an eventful year for Arsenal's first-team squad.

One game, so many possibilities: Arsenal v Chelsea preview

After a forgettable 2016/17 campaign, Arsenal have a golden opportunity to finish the season in the best possible way, with a piece of silverware no less.

Arsenal struggling to get key man fit for Chelsea

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Arsenal appear to be struggling to get Shkodran Mustafi fit in time for the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday.

Injury League: Sunderland win, Arsenal finish 5th with at least 4...

Injury League
Despite being relegated from the Premier League, Sunderland's season hasn't been a complete disaster - they've come top of the Injury League!

Two injury boosts and two blows for Arsenal ahead of FA...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger has confirmed the latest team news going into Arsenal's final game of the season against Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

Arsenal get massive double injury boost ahead of FA Cup final...

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to return to full training this week, as he aims to prove his match fitness and earn a starting berth with the FA Cup Final up against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Double Arsenal injury boost for ahead of Chelsea cup final

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Despite missing out on Arsenal's final Premier League clash of the season against Everton, Shkodran Mustafi and Kieran Gibbs are set to return to the fold against Chelsea for the FA Cup final next weekend.

International manager expects Arsenal man to be a leader this summer

Germany manager Joachim Low believes that Shkodran Mustafi will be one of the team's leaders ahead of this summer's Confederations Cup.

Terrible news for Arsenal defence as Everton blow knocks out two

Arsene Wenger has admitted that losing two centre-backs in one game is a big blow for Arsenal, who face Chelsea in the FA Cup final next Saturday.

Ozil out of Germany squad for Confederation Cup

Mesut Ozil has been left out of Germany's Confederation Cup squad.

Arsenal defender: Regrets, I've had a few...

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Shkodran Mustafi has admitted that he wishes Arsenal had found their form earlier in the season...don't we all?

Arsenal player focus: Mustafi returns revitalised against Southampton

Having not featured for almost a month, sidelined with a thigh injury, Shkodran Mustafi started and excelled as Arsenal kept a well-earned clean sheet against Southampton.

Arsenal get defender boost but midfielder blow ahead of Manchester United

Arsene Wenger delivered the latest team news on Thursday morning ahead of Arsenal's clash against Manchester United and, as usual with the Football Gods, they giveth with one hand and taketh away with the other.

Granit Xhaka doubtful for Arsenal v Manchester United: Pre-match team news

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Arsene Wenger met with the press ahead of Arsenal's game against Manchester United on Sunday.

FA Cup semi-final match preview: Arsenal vs Manchester City

Just three weeks on from a hard-fought 2-2 draw at the Emirates, Arsenal and Manchester City are set to do battle once again.

Wenger confirms 2 more Arsenal players' seasons are over

Arsene Wenger has given the latest team news ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup clash against Manchester City on Sunday.

Arsenal player focus: Mustafi gets goal and assist while still being...

Despite being poor positionally against Manchester City, Shkodran Mustafi still managed to come away with a goal and assist.

Mesut Ozil: This is how I feel at Arsenal

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Mesut Ozil looks like he could well sign a new Arsenal deal with the player saying he will make a decision ‘soon’.

Arsenal Invincible: These 2 players owe Wenger

Arsenal should be favourites says Jens Lehmann
Jens Lehmann believes that Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil owe Arsene Wenger a huge performance against Manchester City.

He's been a car crash since January: Arsenal fans turn on...

When Shkodran Mustafi signed for Arsenal from Valencia during the summer, most Gooners were over the moon with the new defender but now it appears he's perhaps not the player we thought he was.

Watch: Arsenal defender's outburst at teammate v Bayern Munich

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Shkodran Mustafi decided to attempt his best Mathieu Flamini impression during Arsenal's 5-1 hammering away to Bayern Munich.

‘We can beat Bayern!’ Arsenal's £35m sigining shows he’s new to...

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Shkodran Mustafi is confident that Arsenal can get a result when they face Bayern Munich in the Allianz on Wednesday night showing just how new he is to life in the last 16 of the competition with Arsenal.

Top 5 Arsenal Valetine's Day partnerships

Love is in the air at London Colney but which Arsenal players are forming great partnerships?

Watch – Arsenal stars schooled by 17yo female freestyler

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka and Hector Bellerin got totally schooled by a 17-year-old female freestyler as part of a nutmeg challenge in partnership with Citroën.

Arsenal defensive analysis v Hull

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A 2-0 home victory was the ideal way to bounce back from last week's frustrations, and Arsenal's defensive solidity seems to have returned - somewhat.

Shkodran Mustafi still dreaming of Arsenal title win

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Shkodran Mustafi’s dream start to life in the Premier League came to a crashing halt with back-to-back defeats by Watford and Chelsea, but the German is still hoping Arsenal can win the title this season.

German international - This Arsenal player understands me

Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny
Shkodran Mustafi believes the reason he and Laurent Koscielny work so well on the pitch is because they understand the way the other plays.

Player focus - Unlikely Arsenal defender has terrible match against Watford

Despite the odd slip-up, Shkodran Mustafi has been a decent acquisition this season but against Watford he had a shocker.

Arsenal dominate BBC Team of the Week

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After moaning recently about Garth Crooks Team of the Week because he wasn’t picking Arsenal players, this week I’m going to complain because he did.

Bellerin hails 'great addition' to Arsenal team

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.

Arsenal's summer signing - This player helps me a lot

Shkodran Mustafi and Arsene Wenger
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.

Second Arsenal German joins Ozil in wanting new deal for Wenger

Shkodran Mustafi and Arsene Wenger
Shkodran Mustafi may have only arrived at Arsenal, but he’s hoping that Arsene Wenger renews his Arsenal contract and stays at the club.

How Koscielny grew into one of the world's best for Arsenal

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.

Arsenal injury update - Olivier Giroud's left ankle

Olivier Giroud and Alex Iwobi v Swansea
Arsene Wenger is hopeful that Olivier Giroud's ankle injury isn't too serious as he's assessed by the doctors.

Unhappy goalkeeper released + more – Arsenal weekly review

Arsenal weekly review
If such things can be quantified, then this week has certainly been a lot better than the week that went before.

Best Arsenal signing 2016

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Arsenal made five signings in 2016 but which was the best?

Allardyce’s record v Wenger doesn’t look good – Arsenal v Crystal...

Arsenal preview Crystal Palace
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.

Wenger explains extent of Arsenal full-back's new injury

Kieran Gibbs
Arsene Wenger has delivered the latest team news ahead of Arsenal's New Year's Day clash against Crystal Palace at the Emirates.

Two Arsenal forwards train seperately ahead of Crystal Palace

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
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.

Arsenal injury run down – Who, what & when

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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.

Player focus: Koscielny defensively solid despite disappointing defeat

On yet another frustrating afternoon for Arsenal, centre-back Laurent Koscielny was unsurprisingly one of the visitors' best performers against Manchester City.

Watch: Wenger - We can't cry over him

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Arsene Wenger has acknowledged that although Arsenal missed Shkodran Mustafi against Everton midweek, we can't cry over it.

Arsenal blow - Midfielder ruled out of Everton trip

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Shkodran Mustafi and Aaron Ramsey miss out on Arsenal's Tuesday trip to Everton.

Arsenal defender 'extremely bitter' after Stoke clash

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Shkodran Mustafi has taken to social media to reveal how he feels about his hamstring injury.

Arsenal centreback learns from Manchester United hero

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Shkodran Mustafi has defended former Manchester United player and Valencia manager, Gary Neville.

Arsenal injury blow - German faces three-week lay-off

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Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has publicly clarified the length of time that centre-back Shkodran Mustafi will be sidelined for.

“Winning trophies is written in the stars this season” says Arsenal’s...

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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.

Surprising player Arsenal's pass master against Manchester United

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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.

Stunning tricks, first goals, superb passes + more – Arsenal international...

Arsenal international duty
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.

Arsenal on international duty – who’s playing, where and when

Arsenal international duty
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?

Mustafi – Let’s do it against Spurs!

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).

Ozil left out of Germany squad as three other Arsenal stars...

Olivier Giroud, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal have all received call-ups ahead of the international break next week.

Mustafi – I’d have done this if I was Mesut Ozil

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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...

Wenger confirms Daily Cannon exclusive ahead of new signing

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.

Mustafi 'That's what makes the difference'

Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi met with the media immediately after Arsenal’s 6-0 win over Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Arsenal midfield conductor - This is what our new signing allows...

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.

German claims there's 'no point' in Arsenal dreaming of title after...

Shkodran Mustafi claims there's no point in Arsenal getting too far ahead of themselves after beating Swansea 3-2 on Saturday.

Look: Defender steals Mesut Ozil's trademark celebration

Shkodran Mustafi is obviously settling in well, gallivanting around London Colney casually stealing Mesut Ozil's trademark 'M' celebration.

German boss reveals plans to keep eye on Arsenal stars

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.

Mustafi highlights importance of concentration until final whistle

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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.

Long read: Why Arsenal's fine form is even more impressive than...

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.

Arsenal man opens up about winning battle at Valencia

In his interview with Sport Bild, Shkodran Mustafi touched upon is religion and how much it means to him.

German international opens up about Arsenal move

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.

Mustafi declares ‘So far, so good’ after winning start to life...

Since Shkodran Mustafi arrived and paired up with Laurent Koscielny, the duo have not conceded a goal from open play

Tactics: Why Arsenal swapped caviar for sausages against Burnley

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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.

Wenger hails Koscielny-Mustafi partnership ahead of Burnley match

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.

Episode 62: Nottingham Forest victory, Chelsea humiliation + booing Fabregas

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
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. ...

Five things we learned from Arsenal’s smashing win over Chelsea

It was a morale-boosting victory over our fierce west London rivals Chelsea on Saturday evening, but what did we learn from the match?

Watch: Arsenal duo boss Chelsea hard man

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Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny had a field day against Diego Costa on Saturday.

New Arsenal signings + Mesut Ozil pose for celebratory selfie after...

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 gives his verdict on Mustafi and Xhaka

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.

Watch: Arsenal new boy reveals truth behind nickname

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New boy, Shkodran Mustafi, recently took part in a Twitter takeover in which he revealed his nickname and why he has it.

Defender congratulates 'bro' Granit Xhaka on wondergoal

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Shkodran Mustafi congratulated Granit Xhaka on his goal on Saturday against Hull City.

Koscielny v Mustafi – Who was pass-master at the back v...

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.

Player focus: Mustafi puts in another solid display v Hull City

Shkodran Mustafi appears to be adapting to the Premier League and his partnership with Laurent Koscielny is developing nicely.

Thursday Arsenal recap – Secret striker, scouts are out, Granit Xhaka’s...

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.

Arsenal new boy reveals he doesn't support a team - 'I...

Shkodran Mustafi revealed during his 'Twitter takeover' that he never supported one specific football team growing up.

Arsenal defender reveals former career as striker

Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that he used to be a striker when he was a teenager.

Wednesday Arsenal recap – PSG draw, Giroud red card, double injury...

Wednesday was all about the reaction to Arsenal's 1-1 draw away to PSG.

Arsenal new boy - 'Being a defender in modern football is...

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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.

Five things we learned from Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain

What did Arsenal actually learn against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night?

Stats: Mustafi continues to show he’s a pass master against PSG

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.

Episode 60: Discussing Arsenal debuts, Southampton penalty, return of Bendtner at...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
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.

Mustafi’s rookie mistake, should learn from Tottenham man

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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.

Stats: Is Mustafi really a ball-playing centreback?

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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?

Assessed: Shkodran Mustafi's Arsenal debut

Shkodran Mustafi made his first start for the club in what was an assured performance at right-centre back alongside Laurent Koscielny.

Mustafi gives his verdict on his Arsenal debut against Southampton

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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 gives his verdict on Lucas and Mustafi debuts

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.

‘When a club like Arsenal wants you it makes you feel...

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Shkodran Mustafi has been speaking to the Arsenal matchday programme ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game against Southampton.

Mustafi raring to go against Southampton as he targets Arsenal debut

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.

“As soon as he came in you could tell he was...

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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.

Xhaka travels back to London with his girlfriend as Wenger seems...

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.

Tuesday Arsenal recap – Agent Mesut Ozil, another new striker, Fifa...

The interlull is still in full swing but there's still a few bits of news wafting around here and there.

'I've wanted to join Arsenal since Euros, Mesut Ozil convinced me'...

Shkodran Mustafi has claimed for the second time that Mesut Ozil was the person to persuade him to sign for Arsenal.

Why two weeks is an eternity in Arsenal's world

So I've been off the grid for two weeks, swallowed by acting work, and have emerged to a rather different Goonersphere.

Arsenal bumper signing flies home before heading to Arsenal for his...

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Shkodran Mustafi has headed back to see his family before he returns to Arsenal for his debut against Southampton this weekend.

Barcelona sporting director takes 'swipe' at Arsenal's spending

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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 Arsenal recap – Mustafi’s dad, Xhaka wants to learn from...

Saturday was one of the quietest days we've had for a while - I blame the interlull + close of the transfer window.

Arsenal new boys + youngsters set to face PSG in Champions...

The Arsenal squad set to face PSG on the 13th of September has been announced and there are a couple of - sort of - surprises.

Arsenal new boy's dad reveals what he thinks of son's move

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.

Arsenal new boy set to make debut v Southampton

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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.

Friday Arsenal recap – New contract for Ozil? Lucas says goodbye,...

Now that the transfer window is shut and it's the interlul, it's all pretty quiet.

Arsenal confident Mesut Ozil will stay after signing new boy -...

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.

Mustafi now third most expensive German of all time

Shkodran Mustafi is now the third most expensive German player of all time.

Arsenal hand Mustafi no. 20 and Perez 9

Arsenal have handed Shkodran Mustafi the number 20 shirt and Lucas Perez the #9

Watch: Mesut Ozil scores for Germany v Finland, Arsenal new boy...

Mesut Ozil basically scored for Germany in their international friendly v Finland on Wednesday night.

Long read: Assessing Arsenal's transfer window

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Arsenal have, finally, addressed the two major shortcomings within the first team squad, but how was the window really?

'German international wanted to join Arsenal' insists Wenger

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 new boy explains why Arsenal transfer took so long

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Arsenal's new defender, Shkondran Mustafi, has explained why his transfer from Valencia to Arsenal took the time it did.

Shkodran Mustafi sends his first tweet as Arsenal player

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Shkodran Mustafi has revealed the worst kept secret of the summer: he's signed for Arsenal.

Official: Arsenal sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia

Finally, Arsenal have signed Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.

Arsenal shorts – ‘Horny’ new defender, unwanted ex Gunners + more

Sometimes there’s a load of stories we just don’t get the chance to cover. Here are a few of them in brief

Arsenal expected to announce new signings on Tuesday

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.

Everything you need to know about Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi

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Who is Shkodran Mustafi and what are Arsenal buying?

Has Mustafi confirmed a new deal for Wenger with these comments?

Has Mustafi let Wenger's cat out of the bag?

Mustafi’s Arsenal shirt number

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.

Mustafi – Arsenal are a giant club with a giant history,...

Shkodran Mustafi set the internet alive on Sunday afternoon when he gave his first interview after agreeing to join Arsenal.

Mustafi ‘happy’ and ‘looking forward’ to playing for Arsene Wenger

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.

Mustafi to Arsenal confirmed - Valencia target Manchester United star as...

According to reports, Valencia are lining up Manchester United's Marcos Rojo as Shkodran Mustafi's replacement.

Saturday Arsenal recap: Two new deals confirmed + Arsenal beat Watford

Two pretty exciting things happened on Saturday: Arsenal won an actual game of football and Arsene Wenger confirmed two new signings!

Mustafi + Perez to Arsenal latest - Deals done + another...

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.

Done! Wenger confirms Mustafi and Perez deals complete

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the deals to bring Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez have now been complete!

Perez and Mustafi – Arsenal poised to complete two new signings

From what we can tell, Arsenal are poised to complete the signings of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi.

Arsenal defender pushes for move to Italy or Spain - report

Calum Chambers is reportedly pushing for a loan move out to Spain or Italy.

Friday Arsenal recap: Mustafi and Perez almost complete, defender out +...

The big news on Friday was that Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez look as if they're about to sign for Arsenal very soon.

Mustafi has Arsenal medical – report

According to sources, Shkodran Mustafi traveled to London for his Arsenal medical on Friday morning and an announcement is 'imminent'.

One Arsenal man called up, another snubbed

Another day, another player (or two...) called up to represent their country during the next round of World Cup 2018 qualifiers.

Arsenal boss reveals potential move for defender after confirming Mustafi

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Calum Chambers could be leaving Arsenal on loan this season.

Perez passes Arsenal medical, him + Mustafi to be announced soon...

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.

Reliable report – Perez Arsenal medical today, Mustafi deal agreed

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.

'Stay alert!' Arsenal boss confirms Mustafi and Perez will sign for...

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he's '99%' sure that Shkrodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez will signing for Arsenal in the new few days.

Mustafi and Perez set for Arsenal medicals today – report

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.

Arsenal close in on £35m+ deal for Mustafi – BBC

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

Mustafi latest – Is there still hope for Arsenal as deadline...

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.

Arsenal recap: Mustafi deal off, star signs new contract + more

Tuesday was one of the slowest news days for a while but boy, was the rumour mill spinning.

Mustafi wants Arsenal move, talks continue - report

Despite the fact that Valencia's manager, Pako Ayestaran, says that Shkrodran Mustafi isn't going anywhere, Sky Sports claim that he wants to.

What next for Arsenal now Mustafi deal is ‘officially’ dead?

Valencia boss, Pako Ayestaran, has claimed that Shkrodran Mustafi is not for sale so... what on earth do Arsenal do now?

Mustafi to Arsenal latest – Defender left out of Valencia’s starting...

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.

Monday Arsenal recap: What’s the deal with Mustafi? Griezmann + more

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.

48 hours til Mustafi signs for Arsenal – the countdown begins

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.

'Arsenal want Mustafi' Wenger confirms, Valencia won't sell - report

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.

Quick watch: Paul Merson tears into Arsenal over Mustafi transfer fee

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 to sign Mustafi by Wednesday unless they don’t – report

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.

Wenger: We're struggling but we are negotiating for €30m defender

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal are in negotiations for Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.

Valencia hunt for Mustafi replacement ahead of potential Arsenal move –...

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.

Arsenal defender chase latest - Medical in 72 hours - report

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.

Another Arsenal 'target' picks up injury

Fenerbahce centre-back and supposed Arsenal target, Simon Kjaer, has reportedly picked up an injury.

Mustafi set to sign for Arsenal before weekend, medical Monday -...

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.

Arsenal after Xhaka's Switzerland teammate - report

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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.

‘You will know soon’ Mustafi’s father/agent claims multiple clubs after his...

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.

Arsenal target 23-year-old Monaco man - report

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.

Liverpool move for Mustafi as it all kicks off – latest

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.

Mustafi transfer ‘pending announcement’ says report in Spain but…

Mundo Deportivo are claiming that Shkodran Mustafi’s transfer to Arsenal is as good as done and is just ‘pending announcement’.

Defender could join Borussia Dortmund €12m but would cost Arsenal more...

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.

Report from Valencia: Arsenal trying to speed up Mustafi deal

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.

Mustafi's friend claims player set to leave Valencia

Roberto Soriano has revealed that Shokdran Mustafi is on his way out of Spain after Soriano just arrived at Villarreal.

Arsenal eye up alternatives as Mustafi deal gets messy

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.

Arsenal look to Fenerbahce to solve centre-back dillemma - report

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Thanks to one tweet from the BBC's David Ornstein, everyone now believes Arsenal are interested in Fenerbahce's Simon Kjaer.

Mustafi to Arsenal latest – Media claim deal close despite Valencia’s...

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.

Arsenal line up Bayer Leverkusen man in case Mustafi deal fails...

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.

Sunday recap: Arsenal humiliated by Liverpool, Lewandowski for €70m + more

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 told to pay ‘significant amount’ to complete transfer

Arsenal are being told that they will need to pay a 'significant amount' if they wish to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.

Everton bid could scupper Arsenal Mustafi deal – report

Everton have reportedly offered €18m for Valencia’s Aymen Abdennour, the centreback who is definitely for sale and has already been offered to Arsenal.

Arsenal Friday recap – Defender deal moves closer + injury updates...

With the new season just hours ago we got the chance to hear from Arsene Wenger about actual football.

“We are in good discussions with Arsenal”

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.

Old agent claims Mustafi has agreed to join Arsenal, new agent...

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 Arsenal recap: Mustafi almost done, Mahrez merry-go-round + more

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.

Mustafi to Arsenal latest – Deal reportedly set to be complete...

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.

Wenger confirms he won't make new signing before Liverpool clash

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.

Amazing stat proves Mustafi is worth £30m

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!

Arsenal continue pursuit of £30m star - report

According to just about every news outlet there is, Arsenal are well into negotiations with Valencia over centre-back, Shkodran Mustafi.

Valencia open talks with Manchester City over Mustafi replacement - report

Valencia have reportedly opened talks with Valencia over signing Eliaquim Mangala as a potential replacement for Shkodran Mustafi.

Mustafi trains away from team, will not feature on Wednesday night

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 withdraw bid for Mustafi leaving path clear for Arsenal...

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.

Should Arsenal really panic buy after Gabriel’s injury?

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.

Sunday Arsenal recap: Lacazette injured, Liverpool latest + bitter-sweet Manchester City...

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.

Mustafi to Arsenal latest - bid delayed as Chelsea lurk

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.

Mustafi latest – Arsenal reportedly face competition from Chelsea and AC...

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.

Wednesday Arsenal recap – Draxler rumour unraveled, Mahrez, Mustafi + more

The big news on Wednesday was that Julian Draxler has made it very public that he wants to leave Wolfsburg.

Mustafi to Arsenal latest – Defender reportedly trains away from Valencia...

Shkodran Mustafi is has apparently been training away from the rest of the Valencia squad amid rumours that Arsenal want to sign him.

Arsenal hand Wenger £100m+ transfer fund – report

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 Arsenal recap – Mustafi, Mahrez and Lacazette updates + more

Tuesday came with some pretty big Arsenal gossip updates.

Mustafi speaks about Arsenal transfer – latest updates

Shkodran Mustafi appears to be edging closer to a move to Arsenal if the latest reports are to be believed.

Exclusive: Arsenal transfer ‘difficult’ says Mustafi

Shkodran Mustafi said “It’s difficult” when asked if he would be joining Arsenal after the player arrived in England with his club.

Analysis: Rob Holding shows exactly why Arsenal purchased him

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When the deal was initially announced, it was met with surprised eyebrows from supporters and critics alike, but he has already impressed.

Arsenal offer €30m for defender as he secretly marries model [with...

Arsenal have allegedly offered up to €40m (€30m + €10m bonuses) for Shkodran Mustafi who has reportedly got married in 'secret'.

Friday Arsenal recap – Wenger confirms hunt for striker, Mustafi and...

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.

Mustafi to Arsenal – what we know and what we don’t

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 contact Spanish club for defender with €50m buyout clause

Arsenal have reportedly been in touch with Valencia regarding signing German centre back, Shkodran Mustafi.

Arsenal after Valencia defender – report

According to sports journalist, Emanuele Giulianelli, Arsenal are looking to buy centre-back, Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.