Shkodran Mustafi’s Arsenal future in further question after father’s comments

Shkodran Mustafi's Arsenal future is anything but certain with the defender's father claiming he can "imagine everything" when discussing the player's next move.

The German has been at the Emirates since 2016 having moved from Valencia for £36m. 

But he has found game time hard to come by under Mikel Arteta and was an unused sub at the weekend. 

Mustafi's contract expires in the summer and the Gunners are yet to offer him an extension which means he has plenty of options open to him according to his father. 

"Nothing is wrong, we can imagine everything because Shkodran is [available on a] free transfer in the summer," Kujtim Mustafi told Sport 1.

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The centre-half has previously stated his desire to remain in north London. 

But he is behind the likes of Gabriel, Rob Holding and David Luiz in the pecking order at the Emirates. 

Mustafi will be free to negotiate with other clubs from January but he insists his mind is solely focused on getting back on the pitch. 

"When I made a decision to sign for Arsenal it is because I respect this club," he said.

"It is a huge club, that’s why for me if I could stay at Arsenal, of course, it would mean a lot to me.

"When you hopefully get a few games, you can maybe look at the future but at the moment it has been difficult.

"In the last months, I haven’t really been thinking about the end of my contract or what’s going on with the future because all I wanted was to be back as quick as possible.

"We haven’t been talking about anything so there isn’t anything I can tell you guys. Now it is important for me to just get a few games and get into the match rhythm and then see how it goes."

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