Arsenal transfer rumours: Alexandre Lacazette and Jeremy Mathieu to follow Shkodran Mustafi?
Last Updated: 15/08/16 11:50am
Which are the most credible Arsenal transfer rumours right now?
Sky Sports has teamed up with Football Whispers to bring you the hottest transfer talk of the moment, as Arsene Wenger looks to improve his squad ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.
Football Whispers have developed a unique algorithm to take all of the transfer rumours from across the globe and calculate the likelihood of them happening.
They track transfer stories and give them a score out of 5.0, with the hottest Whispers closest to 5.0.
The top three are:
1. Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia) - 4.7
Arsenal have been linked with a number of defenders, but Valencia centre-back Mustafi continues to top the Football Whispers charts after weeks on continual speculation.
Sky Germany understands talks between the Gunners and Valencia have got underway for the 24-year-old Germany international, who is under contract at the Mestalla until June 2019.
2. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) - 4.0
Arsenal's lacked presence in attack in Sunday's defeat to Liverpool, and that indifferent offensive display has seen Lacazette rise to second in the standings.
Lyon head coach Bruno Genesio said recently "there are some offers that you cannot refuse" with regard to Lacazette, and reports suggest Wenger has licence to spend to get a striker this summer.
Will the 25-year-old be the man to support Olivier Giroud in Arsenal's bid for Premier League glory?
3. Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona) - 4.0
Arsenal are on the hunt for a new defender after Per Mertesacker and Gabriel picked up long-term injuries in pre-season.
Barcelona defender Mathieu has emerged towards the end of last week as a potential target. The Frenchman struggles to hold down a starting place in Luis Enrique's star-studded XI at the Nou Camp, could plug a gap at the Emirates as Wenger aims to strengthen his squad.
Hottest Arsenal whispers - Monday, August 15
|Antoine Griezmann||Atl. Madrid||2.5|
|Jonny Evans||West Brom||2.3|
|James Rodriguez||Real Madrid||1.8|
|Mauro Icardi||Inter Milan||1.8|
|Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||1.2|
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