BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein has claimed Arsenal manager Unai Emery wants Shkodran Mustafi sold this summer after losing patience with the defender.
The Spaniard often put his faith in the World Cup winner last term, but was continually let down by the centre-back.
Mustafi has made a string of errors since transferring to the Emirates Stadium in 2016.
He has been at the very forefront of the criticism Arsenal’s defence have faced since his arrival in north London.
Many fans have taken aim at the 27-year-old, but they might not have to waste their energy next term following the latest from Ornstein.
The respected journalist, who is particularly reliable when it comes to Arsenal, said on BBC Radio 5 Live: “I was told that after the Europa League final that Unai Emery, who had always put his faith in Shkodran Mustafi despite a number of high-profile mistakes, has decided enough is enough with him and he is no longer in favour of keeping him, so he could be sold.”
This would be a step in the right direction for Arsenal.
Mustafi simply hasn’t come close to justifying the £35 million outlay on him, and his error-prone ways have cost the club a number of points down the years.
Emery’s stance is very encouraging for the fans, especially after the manager had lept to his defence back in April (Evening Standard).
£90,000-a-week Mustafi (Spotrac) can have good moments defensively, but he is absolutely not worth the club keeping if he is going to keep making silly mistakes, which he has consistently done.