Arsenal have officially announced the signing of German international Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia, although they do not quote the fee paid within their announcement.
This is how they announced his arrival on the official Arsenal website.
‘German World Cup-winning centre back Shkodran Mustafi has joined us from Valencia.
‘The 24-year-old defender has been with the Spanish club for two seasons, making 64 league appearances. He began his senior career by coming through the academy at Everton before spending two years with Sampdoria in Serie A.
‘Shkodran, who is currently on international duty with Germany, becomes our sixth signing of the summer. Lucas Perez, Granit Xhaka, and the young trio of Rob Holding, Takuma Asano and Kelechi Nwakali have all recently joined.
‘Arsène Wenger said: “He is at the right age. He has good experience. He is a very focused player who can play with the ball as well. We have taken a great player but have prepared well for the future.”
‘We’re delighted to welcome Shkodran to the club. Please stay close to Arsenal.com for confirmation of his squad number.
‘The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.’
The German has been linked with our club for some time now, and this long-drawn out process has finally been announced, and we can finally relax a little about our squad.
Perez was also announced as confirmed earlier today, but we may not be done just yet, with Miguel Almiron and Marcelo Brozovic both possibilities.
Will Shkodran be able to keep Holding, Gabriel and Mertesacker out of the first-team? Is our squad now strong enough to challenge for the title? Let us know below.