It looks like there is now just the medical checks between Arsenal getting the striker and centre-back we so desperately need.
Sky are reporting that both “Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez fly in for Arsenal medicals” and their article begins: Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez are flying to London for medicals on Friday ahead of their proposed moves to Arsenal.
Sky in Germany are reporting Mustafi, a central defender, will sign from Valencia on a five-year deal after weeks of negotiations between the two clubs, with a fee which could rise to £35m understood to have been agreed this week.
The BBC’s David Ornstein broke the news yesterday that the deals were progressing, and now the BBC Sport page is also reporting their arrival with nearly the same headline as Sky’s: Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez to have Arsenal medicals.They are also agreed that they will both happen today. The BBC article starts like this: Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez will have medicals at Arsenal on Friday.
The Gunners have reached a deal with Valencia for 24-year-old centre-back Mustafi, who is set to sign a five-year contract for a fee in excess of £35m.
They had already agreed to meet a 20m euro (£17.1m) clause to sign Deportivo La Coruna forward Perez, 27, who scored 17 goals in 37 games last season.
The deals would take Arsenal’s spending to almost £100m since last season.
So I think we can allsafely say that they are most certainly going to be Arsenal players very shortly, maybe even by the end of today!