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There have been many uncertainties as to whether Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi will be signing for Arsenal or not.
There are also new reports claiming that Premier League rival club Chelsea have also showed interest in the German international centre-back.
Based on my opinion, should the German defender makes his move to the Emirates stadium, he will undeniably be an upgrade to his compatriot Per Mertesacker who has been ruled out from the squad till the coming New Year due to a knee injury sustained during our pre-season match against MLS All-Stars at United States of America.
Mustafi as well, will be an ideal replacement for Brazilian international Gabriel Paulista who has been ruled out for the next coming eight weeks due to ankle injury sustained during in our pre-season match against Manchester City at Sweden.
The only left replacement we have at the Emirates stadium are good as not having any, and looking at the disappointment faced from Liverpool yesterday should be enough for the Arsene Wenger to bring in a new reinforcement to replace the jammed guns and not spare parts.
However, according to Sky Germany, reports claims transfer move for Shkodran Mustafi will be completed next week in a deal worth £28m.
The German international has reportedly agreed to sign a five-year deal at the Emirates stadium, and is currently awaiting permission to undergo a medical.