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

AFN declares autonomy from Sports ministry

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available The Athletics Federation of Nigeria on Wednesday declared its autonomy from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.  The Extra-Ordinary Congress of the Federation in a communique stated that the decision is in line with international best practices and inconformity with the statutes of the World Athletics and the Confederation of African Athletics.The communique reads: “The Congress has mandated the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria to proceed with the process of registration with the relevant agencies.“It has also approved the appointment of Mr. Similalayi Young Pepple as the Director General of the Federation.“The Congress also approved the relocation of the Federation’s headquarters from MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja to a befitting office in Abuja.”The Congress also suspended erring members of the board of the Federation for two calendar years with effect from December 4, 2019 for anti-Federation activities and gross violation of the provisions of the Federation’s constitution.The suspended members are Hon. Olamide George, Hon. Brown Ebewele, Gabriel Ikon, Rosa Collins, DIG Sani Mohammed (retd) and Fidelis Gadzama.Tags: MKO Abiola National Stadiumlast_img read more