Well it looks like Arsenal fans can stop worrying that we are not going to get our much-needed striker and centre-back this summer.
The internet is awash with news of our negotiations for both Lucas Perezand Shkrodan Mustafi, and obviously Wenger was asked about these at this mornings pre-match press conference. He replied: We are working on the deals. We are not close enough to announce today that they will sign for us, and will we sign anybody before the end of the transfer window? I am 99 per cent confident.
“Today, maybe I am a bit too optimistic, but I hope we have done what we wanted before [deadline day].”
Deportivo have also officially announced that Perez is not travelling with the squad for this weekend’s game. A club statement said: “The striker Lucas Perez will not fly to Seville, with permission of the club.”
Even further confirmation comes from David Ornstein of the BBC who tweeted: “Arsenal agree £35m deal with Valencia for Mustafi. Will fly to London for medical, seal terms on 5yr contract. Perez medical also today #AFC”
So, we are 99% of getting the players we need, but of course there will still be lots of Arsenal fans moaning, despite the fact that we have spent over 90 million in this one transfer window!