Mustafi completes transfer to Schalke, Maintland-Niles joins West Brom on loan
|Arsenal offloaded Shkodran Mustafi to Schalke 04 on Monday to end speculations over his future. (Photo credit: Arsenal.com)|
Arsenal fans would want to believe their beloved team had a successful transfer window following the exits of many unwanted players and despite being unable to get a left back cover, they would celebrate regardless.
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has signed a permanent deal with Bundesliga side Schalke 04, the clubs announced on Monday much to the delight of fans who couldn’t really wait to see the back of the World Cup winner.
"We thank Musti for his contribution at Arsenal which has spanned four-and-a-half years, more than 150 appearances and a prominent role in two FA Cup wins. Everyone associated with the club wishes Musti and his family the very best wishes for the next chapter in his career," Arsenal technical director Edu said in a club statement.
Mustafi had started just six times in all competitions this season and is yet to play a single minute in the Premier League for the Gunners.
A move was made further possible when Arsenal sent Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan to West Brom, and Joe Willock to Newcastle later on Monday.