Arsenal have announced thd signing of Valencia center back Shkrodan Mustafi for an undisclosed fee.
The move was completed after Arsene Wenger announced that a deal had been agreed to sign the 24-year-old.
The Frenchman had been under pressure to sign. And can now rely on Mustafi to help the injured Mertesacker and Paulista.
“He is at the right age. He has good experience,” the Frenchamn told the club’s official website. “He is a very focused player who can play with the ball as well.
“We have taken a great player but have prepared well for the future.”
It is a return to the Premier League for former Everton player Mustafi, who has become the third major signing of the summer for Arsenal following Granit Xhaka and Lucas Perez’s moves to the Emirates Stadium.
Perez had been announced by the club earlier on Tuesday, as the title challengers race to make up for a slow start to the transfer window.