Arsenal have now joined Manchester United in the race for Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, according to reports in the English media.
Arsene Wenger was bullish ahead of the North London derby this Sunday, but can Arsenal end Tottenham Hotspur's unbeaten run and add to their misery?
Arsene Wenger has cited Valencia's reluctance to sell as a reason behind the delay in signing Mustafi
The Gunners were slow off the blocks and went behind to a Petr Cech own goal, but eventually recovered as Laurent Koscielny equalized with a wondrous bicycle kick and Santi Cazorla slotted in a last-gasp penalty.
Arsenal to reportedly hold on to centre-half Laurent Koscielny despite their policy of not handing long-term contracts to players over 30.
Hosts France are set to kickoff Euro 2016 on Friday against Romania, but manager Didier Deschamps will be anxiously trying to patch up the holes that have been left in the team due to injuries.
West Ham almost completed the double over Arsenal FC on Saturday, but Gunners defender Laurent Koscielny popped up inside the box to score the equaliser.
West Ham United striker Andy Carroll scored an eight-minute hat-trick, but Laurent Koscielny snatched a point for Arsenal in a memorable 3-3 Premier League draw on Saturday.
Arsenal have some serious problems in defence, having conceded nine goals in thir last four matches. However, it looks like they are set to go into yet another match without regular centreback Laurent Koscielny.
Arsenal have an opportunity to prove their title credentials and would love to do it against none other than their struggling rivals Chelsea FC. Wenger was once again humiliated by Jose Mourinho in the reverse fixture and will have his men primed and ready to avenge that loss.