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Arsenal outcast Mustafi joins Schalke on free transfer

Arsenal outcast, Shkooran Mustafi, has joined Schalke on a free transfer.

Mustafi believes the move will help him to fulfill his potentials in Germany.

The 28-year-old German has been out of favour since Mikel Arteta took over at the Emirates.

And now finally he has found a route out of North London as he joins up with a desperately struggling Schalke side.

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Mustafi had been linked with a late deal to Liverpool, but the Reds have decided instead to focus their attention on Preston centre-back Ben Davies and Schalke’s Ozan Kabak.

Turkish international Kabak has signed on loan until the end of the season – paving the way for Mustafi’s move.

Mustafi is a vastly experienced defender, winning the FA Cup and reaching the Europa League final with the Gunners.

He was also a part of the Germany squad which won the World Cup back in 2014.

However, his lack of activity could mean he needs some time to get back up to speed with top level football in the Bundesliga.

Mustafi has only featured in three Premier League games so far this season, all of which came as a substitute.

His last competitive action came in Arsenal’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup on December 22.

Mustafi could make his debut for Schalke against Wolfsburg on Wednesday evening in the third round of the DFB-Pokal.

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