Shkodran Mustafi told to 'sign for Arsenal or you can't come through' at Gatwick

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Arsenal fans are desperate to see their club sign some more players before the season starts.

The arrivals of Granit Xhaka, Takuma Asano and Rob Holding haven't satisfied the Gunners faithful and many are concerned about the current state of the team for the upcoming campaign.

In fact, it has even got to the point where the supporters themselves are trying to persuade potential new signings to join the club - by any means necessary.

Per Mertesacker's knee injury has left Arsene Wenger slightly short of experienced centre-back options and Valencia's Shkodran Mustafi has been one of the names touted with a possible summer switch to the Emirates.

Even though footballers tend to take little interest in paper speculation, it was impossible for Mustafi to ignore one Arsenal fan's surprising appeal.

As Valencia arrived at Gatwick ahead of their two-game tour of the UK, one border control official took the opportunity to use his position to benefit his beloved football club.

According to Marca, the unnamed member of staff jokingly warned the centre-back: “Sign for Arsenal or else you aren’t coming through.”

Fortunately, he was still allowed into the country but it doesn't appear any progress has been made regarding his possible move to north London.

After selling Andre Gomes to Barcelona, Valencia are in a much stronger financial position and therefore can demand a higher price for the 24-year-old than they might have previously been able to.

A fee above £40 million is likely to be required to tempt Mustafi's current side to sell and given Wenger's past record, he isn't one to splash that sort of cash easily.

Their summer priority has been a striker but with Lyon also demanding an extremely high price for Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal fans are going to have to be patient before either target is spotted in a Gunners shirt

In the meantime, Mustafi's Valencia are due to play Premier League outfits Bournemouth and Crystal Palace before La Liga kicks off in a few weeks time.

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