Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is reportedly set to stay at Arsenal after a move to Inter Milan broke down with the two clubs unable to reach an agreement.
According to The Mirror, Inter wanted Mustafi on loan with an option to buy, but were unable to reach Arsenal’s valuation and the Germany international will now remain in north London.
Speculation Mustafi could leave Arsenal after only arriving last summer came as something of a shock, with reports claiming he had failed to settle in the UK.
Arsene Wenger then fuelled rumours further by refusing to rule out an exit for the centre-back, amid reported interest from Inter.
However, the stumbling block appears to have been the price, with Arsenal understandably keen to recoup as much of the £35 million fee they paid Valencia for him as possible.
Unless Inter return with a vastly improved offer, it appears Mustafi will now remain at Arsenal and hopefully settle down and try to improve on last season.
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Although the German started the season well, his form dropped during the second half of the campaign while injuries also interrupted his season.
Arsenal’s defence has looked far from secure this season and the return of Mustafi to the side could help firm things up when the club returns to action after the international break.