My Arsenal Future Is NOT Certain’- Mustafi Speaks Out

Shkodran Mustafi believes he has benefited from playing regular football under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal this season, but admits his future at the Emirates Stadium remains uncertain.

The 27-year-old was told he could leave the club last summer by former Gunners head coach Unai Emery and was not named in any of his Premier League matchday squads this season until late-November.

Speaking in February, the centre-back refused to rule out departing at the end of the 2019/20 campaign, but also stated that he envisaged a longer stay in north London working under Arteta.

The Germany international’s contract at Arsenal expires in June 2021.

“I’ve played more regularly under Mikel Arteta, also in the Premier League. That has really helped me. I feel very good. I understand his style of football, how he likes to play, that really fits me,” he told Sky in Germany.

“The way he is at his age, that has really surprised me, I don’t know if after four years, I could be that serious and have a charisma like his to lead a team.

“He is managing that very well. I feel that in this short amount of time I already learned some new things that help my game.

“I can imagine continuing to play for him. But we still don’t know about the future. There are still many question marks.”

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