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According to the report from the Sun which same was also cited on The Telegraph, it claims Arsenal will meet representatives of Shkodran Mustafi in a bid to push through a summer transfer for the German.
The north London club are said to be getting close to completing the deal for the German centre-back as the manager Arsene Wenger is keen on strengthening his defensive crisis ahead of the upcoming season.
However, I believe, if the Frenchman could be able to finalize the deal probably in the coming week, he will be starting the opening match against Liverpool as both Laurent Koscienly and Per Mertesacker are not likely to miss the match, leaving him short of options. Gabriel is also lacking fitness.
There are also reports that, third-party agents have reportedly offered Mustafi to Arsenal and Wenger is happy to complete a deal to help bolster his options.
Meanwhile, there are reports from Spanish outlet El Confidential claiming that Real Madrid and Spanish forward Alvaro Morata wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu and could try to force a move out of the Spanish capital to Arsenal.
The Spaniard was recently re-signed back to Bernabeu from Juventus this summer for £24m after the Europeans champions activated the buy-back clause in his contract with the Italians.
Although, the Spaniard has been featuring in Real pre-season, Morata his keen to re-shape his future at the club, and could choose a move to the Emirates stadium as he has previously been linked with the Gunners earlier this summer.
I believe, he could get a regular first-team football should he succeed in his move to the Emirates stadium. But the Gunners are going to the face keen competition from Chelsea as they are also interested in the Spaniard.