Arsenal boss Unai Emery is seemingly ready to give Shkodran Mustafi another shot this season despite encouraging him to move on this past summer.
As noted by The Guardian, the Gunners coach urged both Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny to leave before the deadline as they were set for limited roles at the Emirates this season.
Elneny heeded that advice and sealed a loan move to Besiktas for the rest of the campaign, but Mustafi stayed put and remains in north London.
On one hand, it’s commendable that he perhaps still has that motivation to prove his worth and break into the side in the coming weeks and months.
However, with David Luiz, Sokratis and Rob Holding to come back and sit ahead of him in the pecking order in central defence, it remains to be seen just how involved he is this season.
Nevertheless, Emery has seemingly now changed his stance and has revealed that the German international still has a future at the Emirates and that his defensive ace has responded with the right attitude since the transfer window closed, which is a crucial element in terms of securing a long-term future at the club.