Arsene Wenger has made a vow to the Arsenal fans this week that there will be another centre back added to the playing staff before the end of the summer transfer window. While the Frenchman has previously pleaded for patience and understanding of how hard it is to get the right players in, this confidence is certainly a turnaround so perhaps it is because he is already on the verge of completing a deal.
That is what the Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli is claiming, according to a Daily Star report, and the player that will be joining the Gunners is the much rumoured Germany international star Shkodran Mustafi. The journo says that we have agreed on a transfer fee of almost £26 million with his Spanish club Valencia and he also revealed the reason for the delay, with Mustafi carrying a minor injury that we needed to be sure would not be an ongoing problem.
He also claimed that the medical was set for Monday and that as long as nothing untoward showed up the deal would be signed, sealed and delivered. Arsenal fans will be hoping that this respected member of the football press has got good sources, because I don’t know about the rest of you but I am not sure how much more of this transfer frustration I can take.