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Shkodran Mustafi refusing to leave Arsenal

Shkodran Mustafi is determined to stay with Arsenal.

The Mirror says Arsenal are finding it difficult to shift Mustafi - because the Germany defender is determined to stay.

Gunners boss Unai Emery wants to offload misfit Mustafi to help raise funds and get his hefty £120,000-a-week contract off the wage bill.

But Mustafi, 27, has gone to the United States with the Arsenal squad and is making it clear he wants to stay, fight for his place and is settled in London.

Mustafi, who has got two years left on his contract after his £35m move in 2016, has been singled out for criticism and a drop in form during the past two seasons.

It has made it hard for Arsenal to find a buyer and the strongest interest was two years ago when Inter Milan were keen but refused to pay more than £25m.

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