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Arteta throws lifeline to Arsenal outcast Mustafi

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Shkodran Mustafi has been offered an Arsenal lifeline as head coach Mikel Arteta admits he currently has a dearth of defensive options.

Germany international Mustafi appeared certain to leave the Emirates Stadium either last summer or during the January transfer window having been told by former boss Unai Emery he was surplus to requirements.



Mustafi has been linked with a move away this month but, asked if he could afford to lose another centre-back, Arteta replied: “Can we afford?



But, having started just one Premier League game this term, Mustafi could be handed further opportunities by Arteta due to a lengthening injury list.

Meanwhile, injuries to full-backs Hector Bellerin, Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac has left Arsenal even shorter at the back.

With Calum Chambers sidelined for the remainder of the season and Konstantinos Mavropanos allowed to leave on loan to Nurnberg, Mustafi is one of four central defenders available to the Gunners – along with Sokratis Papastathopoulos, David Luiz and Rob Holding.

But Arteta, who has previous experience of working alongside the 27-year-old following Mustafi’s short stint at Everton, is ready to offer him a clean slate.
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