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

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

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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.

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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 that the club have got a deal over the line.

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