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Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac is on the verge of a loan move back to Schalke. The player joined the Gunners from Schalke in 2017, is set to re-sign for his former club on loan until the end of the season after falling out of favour under Mikel Arteta.
The 27-year-old is unlikely to be the only Arsenal outcast moving elsewhere next month, as Arteta has hinted he will clear out more of the deadwood in his squad.
It is only a matter of time before Mezut Ozil calls time on his stay at Arsenal – with reports suggesting he could leave either on loan or for good next month. He could also begin negotiating a free transfer for next summer at the turn of the year under the Bosman ruling
William Saliba returned to Arsenal in the summer after being loaned back to St-Etienne last season with high hopes of breaking into Arteta’s side. But three months into the new campaign he is still yet to make his Gunners debut.
Shkodran Mustafi has struggled for consistency since arriving at The Emirates in 2016. His agent Emre Ozturk has claimed that Barcelona are interested in signing him.
Sokratis was also left out of Arteta’s Premier League and Europa League squads this term and is a banker to be moved on next month Fenerbahce have opened talks with Sokratis over a potential January transfer, while Napoli are also understood to be interested.