Arsene Wenger’s transfer plans are almost perennially mocked amongst the punters in the Transfer Tavern, with the Gunners drowning their sorrows baring the brunt of jabs and jibes.
Amid the Frenchman’s hunt for a brand new striker, the injury to Per Mertesacker reportedly sparked his interest in defensive reinforcements.
Our North London locals were happy to hear their club were linked with a move for fellow World Cup winner Skhodran Mustafi of Valencia.
A former Everton trainee, the 24-year old has emerged as one of the most formidable defenders in La Liga and could finally be the man to introduce some steel into their backline.
However, perhaps indicative of Arsenal’s summer plans, the deal for the German has been cast into doubt.
According to Spanish outlet AS (via Sport Witness), growing ever bitter capital counterparts Chelsea are ready to make a move for the defender and retain a strong interest in his services.
With Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly proving to be expensive, Antonio Conte is reportedly ready to rival Wenger in the race to land the German star.
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