• Arsenal’s Mustafi worried praise may go to Ozil’s head

    Arsenal’s Mustafi worried praise may go to Ozil’s head

    Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has joked that he’s cautious about praising team-mate Mesut Ozil too much in case it gets to his head.

    The Germany playmaker scored a sublime winning goal against Ludogorets in last night’s 3-2 comeback win in the Champions League, continuing his terrific start to the season.

    Having scored 8 goals in the whole of last season, Ozil is now on 7 already this term and netted at a vital time for the Gunners as they earned a late […]

  • Official: Arsenal confirm £35m signing of Valencia defender Mustafi

    Official: Arsenal confirm £35m signing of Valencia defender Mustafi

    Arsenal have confirmed they’ve completed the signing of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi.

    The 24-year-old was Arsene Wenger’s number one defensive target and arrives at the Emirates after lengthy negotiations between the Gunners and the La Liga club over the last month.

    Injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista forced Wenger into the transfer market but the Gunners were originally reluctant to meet the German’s £41million release clause.

    However, the two clubs agreed a deal worth around £35m earlier this week and Wenger’s delighted […]

  • Ozil convinced me to sign for Arsenal – Mustafi

    Ozil convinced me to sign for Arsenal – Mustafi

    Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that Mesut Ozil, helped him make the decision to join Arsenal this summer.

    The 24-year-old is expected to sign a five-year deal with the Gunners, after they agreed a fee which could rise to £35m with Valencia.

    Mustafi will join compatriots Ozil and Per Mertesacker at the Emirates and says he was also attracted by Arsenal’s style.

    “I did not see Per for a long time because he quit international football but I talked to Mesut,” Mustafi told Sky […]

  • Done deals: Arsenal boss Wenger confirms signings of Mustafi and Perez

    Done deals: Arsenal boss Wenger confirms signings of Mustafi and Perez

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed the club have completed the signings of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi and Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez.

    The Gunners have been under pressure to bolster their squad this summer after a number of their rivals significantly strengthened and Wenger was pleased to have got the deals over the line.

    Speaking after the 3-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road, the Frenchman revealed the club had to work hard to get the deals completed and there […]

  • ‘Look at my face’: Wenger denies panic buying on Mustafi and Perez

    ‘Look at my face’: Wenger denies panic buying on Mustafi and Perez

    Arsène Wenger has confirmed Arsenal are close to completing the signings of Lucas Pérez and Shkodran Mustafi for around £52m but denied suggestions he is panic buying and warned that football fans will be “amazed” at the amount of money spent by Premier League clubs before the transfer window closes on Wednesday.

    Pérez, from Deportivo La Coruña, and the Germany defender Mustafi, of Valencia, were due to have medicals on Friday with fees of £17.1m and £35m respectively agreed with the […]

  • Arsene Wenger  confirms Arsenal have signed Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez

    Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal have signed Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez

    Arsene Wenger has basically confirmed Arsenal will complete the transfers of both Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez.

    The Arsenal boss has come under fire for not addressing the striker or centre-back positions in the transfer window so far but he is set to silence the critics with a double swoop.

    When asked about the duo, Wenger said: ‘ We are working on the deals.

    ‘Will we sign anyone before the window closes? I’m 99 per cent confident.’

    The news that Arsenal are close to […]

  • Personal terms agreed: Arsenal waiting for final word to complete new signing

    Personal terms agreed: Arsenal waiting for final word to complete new signing

    The Gunners have continued their search for a new centre-back following injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista ahead of the new season.

    Valencia star Shkodran Mustafi has been the man strongly linked with a move to the Emirates stadium after failed attempts for several players.

    Rumours from last week suggested that the 24-year-old’s transfer to Arsenal was in doubt after his expected medical was somehow canceled.

    However, new reports have suggested that the Gunners have agreed personal terms with the German international […]

  • Finally: Wenger confirms Arsenal ARE in talks to sign Valencia ace Mustafi

    Finally: Wenger confirms Arsenal ARE in talks to sign Valencia ace Mustafi

    Arsene Wenger’s finally confirmed that Arsenal are in negotiations with Valencia over the signing of German defender Shkodran Mustafi.

    The Gunners are light in defence following injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista but Wenger’s been unwilling to speak about names in recent weeks.

    Mustafi, 24, is one of the few ‘available’ top class defenders on the market and Valencia admitted earlier this week that they could be forced into selling one of their important players to comply with Financial Fair Play […]

  • Valencia owner in London for Mustafi talks with Arsenal

    Valencia owner in London for Mustafi talks with Arsenal

    Valencia owner Peter Lim is reportedly in London to discuss Shkodran Mustafi’s potential transfer with Arsenal.

    The Germany international has been strongly linked with the Gunners for much of the last week, with Arsene Wenger making him his top target to strengthen his injury-hit defence.

    Mustafi has shone in La Liga and could now make his way back to England, where he previously had an unsuccessful spell with Everton as a youngster.

    According to reliable Spanish-based reports, Lim is now in talks over […]

  • Mustafi agrees personal terms with Arsenal

    Mustafi agrees personal terms with Arsenal

    The Germany international’s agent has confirmed his client is edging closer to a switch to the Emirates Stadium, in a move which will ease the Gunners’ injury crisis at the back.

    Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi has agreed personal terms with Arsenal ahead of a move to the Emirates Stadium.

    Arsene Wenger has been keen to bolster his defensive options after injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista, while Laurent Koscielny has only just returned to training following his Euro 2016 exploits with […]

  • Arsene Wenger responds to questions about Arsenal signing £25m defender and £35m striker

    Arsene Wenger responds to questions about Arsenal signing £25m defender and £35m striker

    ARSENE WENGER has responded to speculation linking Arsenal Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.

    The Gunners manager has made no secret of his desire to sign a new centre-half before the summer window shuts following the news of Per Mertesacker’s knee injury.

    While Arsenal’s pursuit of a new striker has been well documented, having failed to lure Leicester’s Jamie Vardy to north London after triggering his £20million release clause.

    Spanish newspaper Marca reported over the weekend that Arsenal are willing […]