The currently transfer market for Arsenal appears to be more frustrating than previous seasons following the stretch and rejection of offers made by the London club.
With Per Mertesacker injured and set to miss the first five months of the season, Arsenal surely need to bring in another centre back and as well as a striker at the very least. And if reports in the media today are anything to go by, Arsenal are keen on signing highly rated German centre back Skhodran Mustafi from Valencia.
The Gunners are currently in talks with Mustafi’s agent in a deal worth €30m upfront plus €10m in bonuses to sign the former Everton player. Giving the tough tacking defender’s pedigree, he is expected to walk straight into Arsenal’s first team.
Valencia Extra however reckons Mustafi will fly to London this Sunday to join Valencia for the rest of their pre-season which means there is a chance further discussion could be held with the player while he is in London
The Spanish outfit could do with the money from the sale of Mustafi. They need to sell one or two players in order to remain in line with financial fair play laws – Wenger is certain to plunge into the situation and sign the player.