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Edu handed boost over Arsenal’s next transfer mission as Matteo Guendouzi makes Mesut Ozil claim

Here’s all the news from around the Emirates Stadium over the past 24 hours.

Barcelona’s Shkodran Mustafi stance

football.london understands that Barcelona will not make a move to sign Shkodran Mustafi, despite the defender’s agent’s previous comments.

Mustafi is in the final year of his contract at Arsenal and rejected an offer of an extension earlier this year.

He is subsequently expected to leave the club at the end of the season, and his agent claimed that he was attempting to broker a deal with the Catalan club.

However, a club source told football.london that Mustafi will not be signing for Barcelona, who have struggled at centre-back after Gerard Pique went down with a long-term injury earlier this season.

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Mustafi has slipped down the centre-half pecking order at Arsenal with the arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes.

As a result, Mikel Arteta is dealing with a glut of central defenders, and the German international’s departure could free up much-needed squad and salary space.

Eriksen transfer boost

Arsenal technical director Edu has already revealed that a creative midfielder is a priority ahead of the January window, amid links to the likes of Houssem Aouar, Philippe Coutinho, and Emi Buendia.

“It’s quite clear what we need,” Edu said. “We need a player with creativity in the middle, we don’t have that in the squad right now.”

And the Brazilian has been given a boost in his attempts to complete Mikel Arteta’s squad with the news that Christian Eriksen has been put up for sale at Inter Milan.

Christian Eriksen has been linked with a surprise move to Arsenal. (Image: Emilio Andreoli – Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

Despite only arriving at the San Siro last January, the club’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that attacking midfielder will leave the club in the upcoming winter transfer window.