Unai Emery has insisted that German defender Shkodran Mustafi still has a future at Arsenal.
The 27-year-old has started the Premier League season out of favour at the north London side following a busy summer of transfer activity at The Emirates.
Arsenal signed Brazilian centre-half David Luiz in an £8m deal from bitter rivals Chelsea FC to push Mustafi further down the pecking order at the north London club.
Emery has opted to go with Greece international Sokratis Papastathopoulos and summer signing Luiz in their opening four Premier League games of the season.
However, the Gunners haven’t been defensively solid after conceding nine times in their opening four Premier League games ahead of Sunday’s trip to Watford.