It’s been a relatively busy summer in the transfer market thus far for Arsenal, additionally, it now appears to be more busier in the last month before the deadline.
ARSENAL target Shkodran Mustafi has not been included in Valencia’s side for their friendly with Bournemouth tonight.
Mustafi, who has been the subject of interest from the north London club, picked up a foot injury earlier this week.
However, according to the express, Arsenal have made a £15million bid for the defender last week but Valencia are still keen on their £25m asking price.
The Emirates outfit are so keen in bolstering their defensive options after losing Per Mertesacker through knee injury in the first Pre-season match.
French international and semi-finalist Laurent Koscielny is said to missed the Gunners opening match against Liverpool after being given an extended break after the Euro 2016 tournament.
In the light of the above, Mustafi has appear to the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger only choice in strengthening the squad also to fill the void that will be left by the duo before the beginning of the new Premier League.
Arsenal has signed a new centre-back Rob Holding from Bolton already but it is tipped that the player will go on loan this coming season. He impressed brilliant during the Gunners tour in the U.S as he also scored a goal for the Gunners.
He’s been playing alongside Calum Chambers in defence with Gabriel ruled out with tonsillitis. However, another bid for Mustafi is expected with just over a week until the Premier League kick off.