Rumours circulating on media are indicating that Arsenal are hopeful of completing a medical for the transfer of their fourth new signing before the upcoming season begins.
With German international Per Mertesacker now sidelined by a knee injury, which he sustained in the Gunners match against Lens, whilst Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has admitted the arrival of a new centre-back is forthcoming whilst Rob Holding only move to the Emirates stadium a week ago.
Hosts of defenders have been linked with a switch to Arsenal, but the news of Valencia star Shkodran Mustafi has been the most recent update and only identifiable main target for the Emirates outfit.
According to Marca, it claims the Gunners has come to an agreement with the La Liga giants over a transfer fee close to €28.5 million for the German world-cup winner who will now be allowed to agree personal terms.
Therefore, the 24-year-old, who has shun the Los Che’s squad for their latest pre-season game, is scheduled to fly over to England for a medical at Arsenal’s London Colney facility in the coming weeks.
Without a doubt, the Frenchman appeared to be very confident of a deal for Mustafi during his press conference on Saturday.
When the Gunners manager was asked if he expected to sign a defender before the season starts in two weeks, the French boss responded, ‘Yes I do”