Arsenal are kind’ve like buses when it comes to their dealings in the transfer window, you wait ages and then loads turn up at once.
It certainly looks as if the Gunners are putting all of their eggs in one basket, as the final week showdown suddenly becomes Wenger’s last chance to prove his critics wrong.
But in a saga that has lasted an eternity, it looks as if Shkodran Mustafi will finally make his way to the Emirates this summer, providing Arsenal meet a major demand.
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, who has been tracking Mustafi since interest began back in July, has issued a very important update for the not so patient supporters.
Solhekol states that despite Valencia being reluctant to losing their man, they have conceded to the fact that the 24-year-old wants a switch to the Premier League.
If reports are correct, Mustafi has already agreed personal terms with the club and all that is needed from Arsenal is a bid of £26million to land their number one target.
Mustafi & agent met Valencia officials yesterday. Told he can leave if adequate offer made. Suggestion Arsenal deal could be agreed at £26m
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 24, 2016
Whilst that sounds straightforward when put in black and white, this deal has been littered with complications from the outset, but it finally looks like the work has paid off.
Mustafi met with Valencia officials on Monday before he played 45 minutes of his sides opening day 4-2 loss to Las Palmas, and it looks as if his mind was already made up.
Instead of forcing the German international to stay and remain unhappy with the La Liga side, it looks as if Valencia are ready to cash in while they still can.
You may be wondering why they’re letting him go for so little? Well, due to the need to comply with financial fair play laws, Valencia need all the cash they can get.
They’ve already had to let go of Alvaro Negredo on loan, and with Alacer now heading towards Barcelona it looks as if it’ll be another difficult season to remain at the top end of the table.