For many Arsenal supporters, their prayers may about to be answered. L’Equipe (via GFFN) are reporting that calamity defender Shkodran Mustafi is subject of interest from AS Monaco who have enquired into signing him.
The 27-year-old is quite the unpopular figure amongst the Emirates fanbase and has already been booed twice this pre-season, in their opening US tour game against Colorado Rapids and this weekend against Lyon in the Emirates Cup. It is thought that Arsenal value the World Cup winner at €30m (£27m).
Mustafi joined the club in the summer of 2016 for a fee in excess of £35m from La Liga side Valencia and hasn’t lived up to expectations or the price tag.
In what has been a crazy week or so for much of the Gunners support, this may well be the icing on the cake and a number of fans took to Twitter to show their delight regarding the news.
A couple of supporters said that the potential departure of Mustafi is more exciting than the arrival of Nicolas Pepe so far this summer. Others simply wondered if they were dreaming as well as calling it the best week ever for Arsenal fans.
One Gooner even said we would pay for his flight and house – just anything to get him to Monaco whilst another claimed it would be the best bit of business the club have ever done.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
This excites me more than signing Pépé
— MR DT © (@MrDtAFC) July 29, 2019
Take him for free for all I care
— . (@GRAPHICKZ_AG) July 29, 2019
we’ll pay for his flight & house.
just get him to Monaco.
— GoalFather (@TheGoalFather10) July 29, 2019
This would be the greatest arsenal signing of all time if Monaco stump up 30m. I would start a petition to get a statue outside the ground for Raul
— Thierry’s Neighbour (@JOKEROFLONDON) July 30, 2019
If we actually get £30 million for him, we can use that money to fastrack the Kieran Tierney deal. In other words using the money off selling one of the worst defenders in the league to buy a player who has potential to be one of the best in the league. Raul Sanllehi masterclass
— Joe harris (@Joeharris0902) July 29, 2019
This is like a new signing to our defence. Bring in a CB & the lad from Celtic & this has been the best transfer window since I can remember
— GoonerNick (@NickVann1987_) July 29, 2019
Best week for Arsenal Fans
— afc (@Skrtbye) July 29, 2019
Take him and the £30M pls. Would still be the best bit off business we’ve don’t since ever. ????
— Najib (@iwobinho22) July 29, 2019
This is better than signing Pepe
— – (@ArsenaIEra) July 29, 2019
I swear I am dreaming right now. Pepe and now this.
— Jags (@jagsviera) July 29, 2019