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Shkodran Mustafi voted ‘loser of the season’ by Bundesliga stars after Arsenal swap

Shkodran Mustafi’s fortunes haven’t improved since leaving Arsenal after he was relegated with Schalke and named “relegated participant of the season”.

The centre-half left north London having endured a troublesome few years by which minutes had been arduous to return by.

He joined Schalke however was unable to assist them escape the drop as they completed with simply 16 factors from 34 video games.

German outlet Kicker holds annual awards on the finish of the season, the place professionals anonymously vote on varied issues.

Robert Lewandowski was named as participant of the 12 months with 74 per cent of the votes and finest newcomer went to his Bayern team-mate, 18-year-old Jamal Musiala.

Kicker additionally take note of the underside finish of the dimensions nevertheless.

Shkodran Mustafi has endured a horrid time at Schalke
Shkodran Mustafi has endured a horrid time at Schalke

Schalke had been relegated for the primary time in 30 years so their gamers dominated the undesirable classes.

Mustafi solely joined the membership in February after his Arsenal contract was terminated however nonetheless claimed his award with 13.3% of the general vote.

The German, who joined the Gunners for £35m in 2016, did not dwell as much as expectations on the Emirates and have become recognized for his error-strewn performances.

Issues have hardly improved at Schalke and the membership introduced final month that he could be launched.

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Mustafi solely signed a deal till the top of the marketing campaign, however did not make an impression and was responsible of a stunning personal purpose in a 5-0 defeat to Wolfsburg.

Schalke will now lead an overhaul having launched a press release not too long ago that learn: “Benjamin Stambouli and Bastian Oczipka’s contracts are as a consequence of finish following relegation into Bundesliga 2.

“Whereas offers with Steven Skrzybski, Alessandro Schopf, Shkodran Mustafi and Nabil Bentaleb are set to run out.

“Loanees William (VfL Wolfsburg), Goncalo Paciencia, Frederik Ronnow (each Eintracht Frankfurt) and Kilian Ludewig (RB Salzburg) will return to their dad or mum golf equipment.

“Power and conditioning coach Quirin Loppert, vitamin advisor Dr. Weibke-Maria Schlusemann and physiotherapist Dennis Schmitz have all determined to depart the membership on the finish of the season as properly.

“Schalke 04 want to want their gamers and employees members all the very best for his or her private {and professional} futures. S04 will announce additional personnel choices on the applicable time.”

Sead Kolasinac additionally spent the 12 months on the German membership however was solely on mortgage so is anticipated to return to Arsenal.

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