Arsenal might still sell Shkodran Mustafi this month even though Calum Chambers will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

With Calum Chambers now recovering from an ACL injury and facing up to nine months out, Rob Holding only returning from one and senior pair David Luiz and Sokratis hardly the most faith-inspiring pair, it had been rumoured Arsenal could well keep Mustafi this month as cover for Chambers.

An exclusive in the Sunday Mirror by Neil Moxley, however, claims the club could still sell him this month anyway.

TAFI’S EDGING TO EXIT DOOR - Sunday Mirror 5 January 2020
TAFI’S EDGING TO EXIT DOOR – Sunday Mirror 5 January 2020

I was asked recently to pick my Arsenal Banter XI of the decade and named Mustafi as one of the centrebacks so quite what benefit there is to keeping him, I’m not sure.

That being said, Arteta might be able to get more from the player Arsenal paid nearly £40m yet Gary Neville said he couldn’t give away during his brief stint as Valencia boss.

Arsenal Banter XI of the Decade

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