Its Wednesday, the Premier League season kicks off this Wednesday but ours officially starts on Sunday with a game against Liverpool at the Emirates.’
The signing of Granit Xhaka earlier in the summer meant our transfer window started on a good note. Sadly, it has been as good as that, in terms of the signing of first team players.
With the apparent need of a quality centre-back, Goal reports this morning that Arsenal are close to sealing a deal for the long-term target Shkodran Mustafi – Wenger wants the deal done befor the game against Liverpool.
Mustafi has been in the transfer radar of Arsenal but it appeared we were initially not interested in the tough tackler as a report claimed we did not table any offer for him. Nonetheless, the injury to Gabriel Paulista meant Arsenal are condemn to go all out for the player.
Arsenal are currently without any first team centre-back. Mertesacker and Paulista are currently sidelined with injuries while Koscielny is yet struggling for fitness.
Last season, the former Sampdoria star featured in 44 games for the Spanish side and directly contributed in 4 goals (2 goals and 2 assists).
As per the provided Goal link, the 24-year-old center half can be signed for a fee of €35 million ($39million).