Arsenal complete deal to sign defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia

Arsenal have signed Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia
Image: Arsenal have signed Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia

Arsenal have completed the signing of Germany international defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.

Mustafi follows Lucas Perez, a £17.1m capture from Deportivo La Coruna, in moving to the Emirates Stadium and takes the Gunners' number of new summer arrivals to five.

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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."

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According to Sky in Germany, the 24-year-old Mustafi has agreed a five-year deal at Arsenal, for a fee which could rise to £35m.

Shkodran Mustafi of Germany runs with the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine
Image: Mustafi is currently away with the Germany national squad

He will not link up with Arsenal until after the international break with Germany scheduled to play Finland and Norway on August 31 and September 4 respectively. 

Shkodran Mustafi of Valencia reacts during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Real Madrid CF
Image: Mustafi leaves Valencia after two seasons with the Spanish club

Wenger has been criticised for a perceived reluctance to spend money on new players in the current transfer window but defended his strategy and says there will be no further additions to his squad.

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"First of all we have a very big squad and we've spent a lot of money as well," he said. "We had to work very hard to get these two signings done.

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"I expected it to last until Tuesday but fortunately it unlocked very quickly on Friday. We don't have any plans for anyone else now."

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