GOOD NEWS: Shkodran Mustafi To Become 3rd Summer Signing

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Arsenal are preparing an improved bid for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, according to reports.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the midfielder in the last couple of weeks and it appears Wenger is doing all he can to sign the German international. The club has already had a bid of £15.6m rejected and is willing to up its bid in order to bring the 24 year old to the Emirates.

According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli via Football Insider,  Arsenal are preparing a new bid worth £19.5m but are waiting for Valencia to sign a replacement before submitting the bid. He tweeted:

“No further contacts have been made for Mustafi, yet. Arsenal waiting on Valencia to find a replacement”

“That is why there is a delay in submitting an official €23m bid. So nothing concrete yet. Arsenal minds are still open to other players for CB role if they become available.”

The Germany international has become Wenger’s top target as he attempts to bolster the defense which has been ravaged by injuries. The French tactician has publicly revealed his intention to sign a centre back and Giulianelli has now revealed Wenger is biding his time before submitting a bid for Mustafi. He also claimed Wenger is keeping his options open and will move for other targets if any becomes available.

Arsenal have been linked with the likes of Johnny Evans and Federico Fernandez along with Mustafi.

Wenger is believed to be keen on bringing any of the above named players to the Emirates before the end of the transfer window.

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    Bakri

    Arsenal are passing through a very critical period. without defense and striker Arsenal are going to lose the first five games and will end up in the lower half of the table and then no excuses on earth will be accepted , because the administrator was warned by many people during the last five years that without a world class central defender and a goal scoring machine striker Arsenal are not going to win the championship or make any progress in the champion league. Wenger said it loud and clear that he doesn’t care what Arsenal supporters say . Then simply he is the wrong man in the wrong place.

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    gooner4life

    why wait just go and sign him before someone else does .arsene’s waiting and reluctance to pay a reasonable amount has lost us so many players Why has he no ambition left i would have thought he would have done everything possible to win the EPL and champions league in this his last season in charge.but with the current crop of players he has no chance of winning anything except the wooden spoon!

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