Speculative nonsense here, however I wonder if this means that Mustafi is definitely off next summer? With Mert retiring/Shkod leaving, it certainly opens up a space for him. Maybe the club have given him assurances that they’ll give hm a starting position during that transition.
I’m fine with that if so. It’s not like we set the bar high here at Arsenal that we expect Calum to be a peak Nesta from the moment he steps in!