More pressure is piling up for Arsene Wenger, with the transfer window just a week away from slamming shut. The Arsenal boss will be hoping to bring in one or two top notch players, having failed in attempts to sign Gonzalo Higuain, Jamie Vardy, Mauro Icardi and Riyad Mahrez.
The transfer of Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi to the Emirates reportedly hit a snag last week, but it is said to still be on the cards. The arrival of the defender plus a striker could be seen at Arsenal before next Wednesday, joining Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and Takuma Asano as the Gunners’ summer signing.
Here is a summary of the rumours surrounding Arsenal today:
Arsenal have finalised personal terms with Mustafi regarding a move, according to reports. The 2014 World Cup winner with Germany is interested in playing for Wenger, but Arsenal and Valencia are yet to settle on a transfer fee.
Also, defender Djibril Sidibe has revealed the reasons why he snubbed Arsenal two months ago. The AS Monaco defender believes he would not have had a chance to feature regularly, had he joined Arsenal. Hence, he opted to join the Ligue 1 giants from Lille instead.
Now big, big news! Arsenal are in talks with representatives of attacker Alexis Sanchez over extending the Chilean’s contract at the Emirates. Sanchez is reportedly considering an exit out of Arsenal, but the expected £190,000-a-week contract is likely to make him remain with the North London side.
Lastly, Alexandre Lacazette will not be joining Arsenal this summer after Lyon president confirmed the French striker will not be sold. Wenger is interested in signing Lacazette, but the Gunners have failed to land the bulky striker after their bid was rebuffed by Lyon.