Arsenal have had a very quiet transfer window, but have recently been strongly linked with Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi. While some publications are reporting that it is almost a done deal, others are stating that there has been no progress in negotiations.
The Gunners have reportedly been in pursuit of the 24-year-old German defender for over a month now. On Thursday, Mustafi’s agent claimed a deal was done and only a fee was to be decided between the two clubs. However, it was later reported that the agent in question did not represent Mustafi.
— Marc Behrenbeck (@Sky_Marc) August 11, 2016
Mustafi agent reported in German media as saying Arsenal deal close: “It now just remains for the teams to come to agreement over the fee.”
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 11, 2016
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) August 12, 2016
Arsenal fans were frustrated at the constant speculation over a transfer that the Gunners desperately need given their injuries in defence. Others are excited about a potential deal, opining that it could make Arsene Wenger’s men challengers for the title.
Mustafi personal terms agreed 15hours later-Another Publication No terms have been agreed between Mustafi and Arsenal. What kraa
— ThatSLIMGuY (@derrickappiah10) August 12, 2016
— FootballFanCast News (@TheFanCastNEWS) August 12, 2016
Wenger did the smile when asked about Mustafi, the madness is coming pic.twitter.com/CHPmD6ZhPb
— Kian (@TikkaXhaka) August 12, 2016
— Mrs Giroud (@TaZRahman7) August 12, 2016
@Arsenal initially AW could have got Mustafi for £24m but he went in with £20m, then delayed. Now we seem desperate so price has gone up!
— Smoking Gunner (@notjustlong) August 12, 2016
— Jason JR (@jason_john99) August 12, 2016
If Mustafi goes to Arsenal, I’ll be worried for other teams
— Zlatan (@tapiwa069) August 12, 2016
Mustafi is a top signing for Arsenal, cant see why he’s not pushing Mahrez and going for a top striker it’s ludicrous
— Ethan Rogers (@BodinIsMagic) August 12, 2016
Mustafi is joining lads i cant wait two best CBs in the league playing for arsenal
— . (@Sanchezesque) August 12, 2016
@Arsenal Mustafi, Pleaseeeee
— Azza Rizqi Adien (@Adiendamn) August 12, 2016
Ozil better go mosque today & drop a 🔥 prayer about Griezmann & Mustafi joining Arsenal. God will listen.
— Mesut Özil (@AFCKoyes) August 12, 2016
To any arsenal fan seeing this retweet and join me to pray that Mustafi joins us and by Gods grace we also sign two other wonderful players.
— 08.06.00 (@Kayodeatune) August 12, 2016
If we don’t get Mustafi after all this then I might have to shoot the whole Arsenal board and then shoot myself…
— D (@StunningXhaka) August 12, 2016