Arsenal have received a boost in their hunt to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia according to the daily tabloid paper The Mirror.
Per-the-source, Mustafi has been training away from the rest of the Valencia first team as the La Liga giants prepare for the Germany international’s exit.
The report goes onto state that Valencia have insisted that they will not negotiate on the price for the German defender but it is thought the deal will go through if Arsenal match his asking price.
The Gunners were forced to start their opening game of the Premier League season against Liverpool with with rookie Rob Holding alongside Calum Chambers in defence. The Gunners ended up conceding four goals at home and losing to Liverpool.
Meanwhile, The Sun states that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made the signing of Mustafi a priority. The French tactician is currently facing a crisis in defence following an injury to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel. Both have been ruled out for Arsenal’s clash with Leicester this weekend.
Mustafi provided two assists and two goals in 44 appearances for Valencia last season.