Just when it seemed that the seemingly endless wait for Arsenal to sign a defender was finally coming to an end, the saga of the Valencia and Germany star Shkodran Mustafi and his possible move to north London took another twist and if true it could mean that Arsenal will not be signing him after all.
Earlier we heard that Mustafi’s agent had revealed that the only hold up to the deal was the two clubs agreeing a price, as personal terms had apparently been settled. Now reports from Spain are suggesting that this agent Ali Bulut is not actually the man in charge of the defender’s affairs.
A report in The Sun claims that Mustafi’s own father has revealed this information along with the fact that no deal is in place with Arsenal. The report also suggests that another La Liga star, Barcelona’s Jeremy Mathieu, could be the man Arsene Wenger turns to to fix the defensive crisis.
The 32-year old certainly has plenty of experience and can play at centre back or left back and as he is not a first choice at Barca could be available and fairly cheap. However, with Mertesacker and Gabriel out for long spells it seems to me that it is a right sided defender we really need.
What do you make of all this Gooners?