• Shkodran Mustafi joins Bundesliga club Schalke on a free
  • Maitland-Niles and Willock loaned to West Brom and Newcastle

Shkodran Mustafi has left Arsenal for Schalke while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock have both joined Premier League clubs on loan, completing a significant reconfiguring of Mikel Arteta’s squad over the winter transfer window.

Maitland-Niles will spend the rest of the season at West Bromwich Albion after stalling over a move to Southampton and Willock has signed a temporary deal at Newcastle. Both players aim to show Arteta they have a place in his long-term plans but the picture was always going to be different for Mustafi, whose contract was up at the end of the season with little prospect of renewal.

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