Opinion: Selling Shkodran Mustafi would mean nothing to Arsenal
The co-expert of Pain in the Arsenal, Josh Sippie writes on the point
"Among the possible sales this summer, Mustafi has been talked about as perhaps the most likely, yet thus far, there has been very little concrete evidence of a potential exit for the German, but now there are reports that the Gunners turned away a potential loan move from Galatasaray.
"This is the right move. In fact, there should be a very strict policy with selling players – a firewall of sorts. There is no rush to sell anyone. At least there shouldn’t be. Everything is in place and that will only get upset if someone takes off and leaves us short-handed.
"Mustafi is one of those people. Like it or not.
"I covered him more in-depth earlier this summer, but to summarize, getting the best out of Mustafi should be a huge priority. We’ve all seen how good he can be. But the problem there is ‘can be.’ At just 26-years-old, Mustafi is getting to that part of his career where he needs to really get settled in and it would be a crying shame to see that happen somewhere else.
"Because, again, the dude is talented, he just needs to sort out the mistakes.
"Selling him now accomplishes nothing. Loaning him accomplishes less. He’s needed here. With the pressure on his position, this year could define more than we know for the German. Don’t lose faith in him yet."
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