A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on Schalke’s exit of Shkodran Mustafi after just a few months.
The Gunners signed Mustafi in the summer of 2016 for £ 35million, and he spent four and a half years with North Londoners.
Mustafi managed 151 competitive appearances for Arsenal and won two FA Cups and a Community Shield with the Gunners.
Last summer, the German international was would have offered a contract extension, but turned it down with the intention of leaving at the end of the 2020-21 season.
Mustafi has spent the first half of the season on the sidelines of the Arsenal squad, making just nine appearances in all competitions for Mikel Arteta.
He left Emirates Stadium for good in the January transfer window and signed a short-term deal with Schalke, hoping to help them survive in the Bundesliga.
However, the Gelsenkirchen club couldn’t put together a big breakout and, with just 16 points in 37 games this season, they will be in the German second tier next season.
Thursday, Schalke confirmed that Mustafi will be leaving the Veltins Arena when his contract expires at the end of June.
Some Arsenal fans are now puzzled as to why the Gunners have allegedly offered a contract extension to a player who is set to be released from a relegated club.
We paid £ 35million for this guy. 😭😭😭
– 𝐅 𝐑 𝐄 𝐃 (@AfcFrediNho) May 20, 2021
It took Arsenal 4.5 years.
– Salt & Grandpa (@AWengers_AFC) May 20, 2021
Didn’t we try to give him a new contract as well? 😂😂😂
– Jimmy 🇬🇾 (@OriginalJimbob) May 20, 2021
He, Guendouzi and Iwobi were the only 3 transfers Kroenke ever had the “right” to.
In 15 years.
– He_Nutmegged_Can’te_LOL (@Overmarsbars) May 20, 2021
Scenes where Edu couldn’t resist an aging free defender and re-sign Mustafi
– 🌶 (@ bukayo7saka) May 20, 2021
– 🇵🇸 (@ ali_afc1886) May 20, 2021
Oh my god… And how many times was it the first line-up for us ???
– Edu Simoes (@ EduSimoes7) May 20, 2021
Wow it must be really bad
– J9 (@ JR94__) May 20, 2021
And we always kept it for 3 seasons
– Gooner (@ArsenalYaya) May 20, 2021
– Rhys (@ RhysEvans_12) May 20, 2021
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