Insider claims he knows exactly when Arsenal will make their next signing

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia, according to Emanuele Giulianelli

Arsenal are likely to announce the signing of Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia in the second half of next week, according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.

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The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move to bring the Germany international to The Emirates in recent days following the news that Gabriel Paulista is set for a spell on the sidelines along with fellow defender Per Mertesacker.

The north London side are currently preparing for their Premier League opener against Liverpool at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon as they look to get their season off to a winning start.

Now, Italian reporter Giulianelli has claimed that the Gunners are getting closer to announcing a deal to sign the 24-year-old centre-half from Valencia.

Giulianelli tweeted:

Arsenal finished second in the Premier League table last season, 10 points behind surprise champions Leicester City.

The Gunners have not won the top flight trophy since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.

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