With Arsenal spending less than their rivals in the transfer market over the years, we have become a club that is linked to virtually all the “transferable” players in the world – this is the norm is all the transfer windows for Arsenal.
Latest reports on Arsenal target Shkodran Mustafi of Valencia claims Arsenal will table a bid of £20million for the world cup winner.
With Laurent Koscielny given an extended break following his Euro 2016 duties and Gabriel Paulista currently recovering from tonsillitis, Arsenal are left without a reserve centre-back, leaving the French tactician with no choice than to sign defensive reinforcement for the position.
Germany international Mustafi, 24, has been identified by Wenger as an intelligent, ball playing centre back who is well suited to Arsenal’s style of play, and although Valencia have turned down a bid of £15m for the defender, it’s expected that a follow up offer of around £20m will be presented to the Spanish side over the coming days.
It is believed that the Spanish club will accept the offer for the player. Mertesacker and Ozil are likely to lure him to the Emirates.