Arsenal to announce transfer of solid defender by Friday

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Turkish newspaper Karar claim Galatasaray are considering making a loan offer for Arsenal defender Shrokdan Mustafi.

Gala are in the market for a central defender this month after losing Christian Luyindama to a long-term injury in November, and they’ve been linked with the likes Jeison Murillo, Juan Jesus and Mert Cetin in recent weeks.

However, the Turkish champions have yet to make a breakthrough in transfer talks for those two and subsequently they’ve now switched their full attention to the Arsenal player.

Previous reports from the Turkish press suggested Mikel Arteta will happily let the former Germany international leave, and Karar report Gala believe Arsenal won’t be a problem in this transfer.

Mustafi could leave the Gunners this month after hardly featuring since the arrival of Arteta.

He’s made just three Premier League appearances for the Gunners this season, and his contract at the Emirates will expire at the end of June 2021.

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