Arsenal’s summer transfer window started brilliantly by signing a top class midfielder in the form of Swiss international Granit Xhaka from German Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.
Since securing the signature of the former Basel star, Arsenal have only lured three youngsters like Takuma Asano, Rob Holding and Kelechi Nwakalli.
After finishing second in the Barclays Premier League last season, the North Londoners really need top signings for the first team to win the title next season. However, Wenger has once again wasted time in the transfer window.
Now, the French manager faces a crisis situation as far as the defense is concerned with two center backs in the form of Mertesacker and Gabriel out injured. In such a scenario, Arsene is ready to act swiftly to sign an experienced defender.
According to reports (Goal), Wenger wants to finalize the signing of Valencia and Germany star Shkodran Mustafi beforethe Gunners face Liverpool in the opening PL fixture.
Last season, the former Sampdoria star featured in 44 games for the Spanish side and directly contributed in 4 goals (2 goals and 2 assists).
As per the provided Goal link, the 24-year-old center half can be signed for a fee of 35 million euros ($39million).