Insider delivers latest update on Arsenal’s search for next signing

Arsenal want to sign Shkodran Mustafi but are not tracking Julian Draxler or Riyad Mahrez, according to David Ornstein

Arsenal are interested in signing Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia this summer, but face competition from Chelsea, according to BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein.

The Gunners are thought to be on the lookout for a new defender after Per Mertesacker was ruled out of action for a number of months due to a serious knee injury.

Arsenal have already signed 20-year-old defender Rob Holding from Bolton Wanderers this summer but the north London side continue to be linked with further reinforcements in that position.

Reporter Ornstein also claims that Arsenal are still on the hunt for a new striker in the summer transfer window – but neither Julian Draxler nor Riyad Mahrez are targets for the north London side.

Ornstein tweeted:

Arsenal are looking to bounce back from the disappointment of their trophyless campaign last season as they ended up second in the Premier League.

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

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