Arsenal transfer news: Is this Arsene Wenger’s strongest XI with £52million duo Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez?

26 Aug

Arsene Wenger is close to making a double acquisition to his Arsenal squad. 

They are nearing a deal for just over £52million to bring LaLiga pair Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez to the Emirates Stadium, which would take the north London club’s summer spending total to around £82million. 

Mustafi is a German defender due to arrive from Valencia, while Perez is a forward from Deportivo La Coruna. The former is understood to be in the capital undergoing a medical ahead of the move. 

The Gunners are already five points behind the Premier League’s pace-setters, just two games into the new campaign. 

They started the season with a 4-3 defeat to Liverpool before drawing 0-0 with champions Leicester City.

Fans have been vocal in urging their manager to spend and he is now about to follow up the £30m capture of Granit Xhaka. 

Despite missing out on Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette following a £29m bid, Gunners fans can be optimistic for the new season. 

They have something to build on after finishing runners up to the Foxes in 2015/16 and they have a number of players out injured, so their eventual returns could be seen as new signings. 

So, how will Wenger’s strongest side look? talkSPORT has selected an impressive XI in a 4-2-3-1 formation, including the two possible arrivals. Click the right arrow, above, to see which players make the cut.


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