Shkodran Mustafi.

BBC journalist reveals details of Mustafi's imminent Arsenal transfer

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After weeks of will they, won't they debate surrounding Arsenal's pursuit of Shkodran Mustafi, it finally looks like the Gunners will get their man in the next 24 hours or so.

That's after BBC journalist David Ornstein offered a further update on the Valencia defender's proposed move to north London.

And, following on from Thursday evening's news that Arsene Wenger and co. were "close" to a £35 million deal for Mustafi, the latest details to have been revealed will bring an even bigger smile to the face of Arsenal's supporters.


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As you can see, having waited weeks for a new signing, it looks like Gooners could be celebrating the arrival of not one, but two new players by the weekend with Mustafi jetting into London to join Spanish striker Lucas Perez in completing his Arsenal medical today.

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Moreover, the news that the Germany international is set to ink a five-year deal with Arsenal is also an interesting development.

At 24-years-old, Mustafi most likely still has his best years ahead of him and, having finally decided to splash the cash, it looks like Arsenal are making sure they are the ones to benefit when he reaches his peak.

Moreover, with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny both the wrong side of 30, handing a long-term deal to the centreback is a sensible move as Arsenal look to plan for the future, as well as address their immediate needs.

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Barring any unforeseen setbacks during his medical, it looks like today could be the day that Arsenal fans have been waiting all summer for.

Although Rob Holding and Takuma Asano have joined the Emirates club in recent months, fans have been waiting for a big name, big money arrival since Granit Xhaka joined before the Euros for £30 million.

Now, according to one of the most respected journalists in the game, they could get two in one day.

With just one point from their opening two games this season, official confirmation certainly can't come soon enough as Arsenal look to get their campaign up and running.

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