Shkodran Mustafi becomes the fourth Arsenal player – after Mesut Ozil, Sokratis and Matt Macey to reach an agreement to terminate their contract with Arsenal in this winter transfer window.
The 28-year-old has only made nine appearances across all competitions this season for Mikel Arteta’s side.
Mustafi has fallen down the pecking order after Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers returned from injury.
The Germany international has not been part of Arteta’s matchday squad for the last seven games across all competitions.
This clearly confirmed the end of his time at the Emirates.
So he has now reached an agreement with the Gunners to terminate his contract.
The centre-back is set to return to his homeland and sign for Schalke.
Schalke see Mustafi as the replacement for Ozan Kabak, who is expected to complete his move to Liverpool in the coming hours.
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The Turkish international will sign for the Premier League champions on loan with an option to buy.
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