Arsenal could be stuck with Shkodran Mustafi having received no formal transfer offers

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Arsenal are interested in signing Dayot Upamecano (Picture: Getty)With Rob Holding still at least a month away from being in contention for first team action, Arsenal are in dire need of defensive reinforcements but what remains of their transfer budget is unlikely, at this stage, to be boosted by Mustafi’s sale.According to the BBC, Arsenal are yet to receive concrete interest from any club, while Mustafi is determined to stay and fight for his place.Arsenal have already seen a loan offer for Juventus’ Italy international Daniele Rugani rejected and are struggling to raise the funds required to tempt RB Leipzig into selling £55m-rated Dayot Upamecano.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal are keen to sell Shkodran Mustafi (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could be lumbered with Shkodran Mustafi having received no formal offers for the error-prone centre-half.Arsene Wenger sanctioned the £35million signing of the Germany international three years ago but his performances have deteriorated to such an extend that he is currently close to being unselectable.A section of supporters booed the former Valencia defender after he was introduced as a second half substitute against Lyon 10 days ago and almost immediately committed an error which led to Moussa Dembele’s winning goal.Mustafi was limited to just four minutes of action against Barcelona on Sunday but was again at fault, failing to detect the run of Luis Saurez and allowing the Uruguay international to score the goal which denied Arsenal a morale boosting draw.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal begin their Premier League campaign against Newcastle on Sunday and are likely to line-up with Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Calum Chambers at the heart of their defence with Unai Emery set to revert to a flat back four, having largely operated with a 3-5-2 formation last term.Club captain Laurent Koscielny is on the verge of finalising his acrimonious departure and signing for Bordeuax, while summer recruit William Saliba has been loaned back to Saint-Etienne for another 12 months. Arsenal could be stuck with Shkodran Mustafi having received no formal transfer offers Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Aug 2019 12:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link673Shares Commentlast_img read more

MMH presents dangers of tobacco to St. Louis

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Margaret Mary Health employees recently presented “Get Real About Tobacco” to the 6th grade students at St. Louis School.Kim Linkel and Meg Applegate spoke on behalf of the Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville.They talked about what tobacco is, the multitude of chemicals contained in tobacco, and the effects it has on the body.Real life examples were used in the presentation to show the real life effects of tobacco use.One example was students calculated how much money they would save in a year if they did not smoke.Making good life choices was a main focus of the presentation.last_img

‘Huge issue’ with some refereeing decisions – Kearns

first_imgNeilan also had to be escorted from the field by Gardaí after the full-time whistle, to a chorus of boos from Tipp fans in the Old Stand.Kearns spoke to Tipp FM Sport about the ref after the game… Liam Kearns has a ‘huge issue’ with how Tipp’s game against Armagh in the football qualifiers was reffed.However, he has admitted that the refereeing did not cost Tipperary the game.Roscommon’s Paddy Neilan was heavily criticised for not using the advantage rule correctly on both sides, and Kearns also pointed out that Tipperary were continuously penalised for diving.last_img