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Arsenal Complete Signing Of Valencia Defender Mustafi

csm Shkodran mustafi abcf have announced the signing of centre-back on a 5-year deal which will keep him at the club until 2021.

giants Arsenal have not declared the contract length and the transfer fee on their official statement, but earlier in an interview, Mustafi had claimed that the contract was for 5 years. The transfer fee is believed to be in the region of £35m.

In the official club statement, Arsene Wenger said: “He is at the right age. He has good experience. 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.”

Mustafi was one of the two players that Arsenal signed on Tuesday. The Gunners also roped in the services of Deportivo striker Lucas Perez for for £17.1m.

After signing the deal, Perez said: “I’m delighted. It’s a massive step in my career to come to a club with the history and quality that Arsenal have and be able to play in competitions like the Premier League and the Champions League. I’m very proud and happy to be here.”

“Absolutely, I know the club. The Premier League is very popular in and I always try to watch matches whenever I can. Arsenal have top quality players and play some great so they were one of the teams I watched most,” he added.

While talking about the Gunners fans, he said : “I’d like to say hello to the Arsenal fans and ask them to come out and support us. This is going to be a great season for us all and I’m sure Arsenal will give you plenty to celebrate.”

The crucial double deal is expected to take Arsenal’s total expenses in this transfer window to £100m. Earlier, Arsenal had already signed Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka and defender Rob Holding. The new top-flight centre-back Mustafi and extremely talented striker Perez would add the much needed depth in the Arsenal squad.

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