Wenger Confirms Two Signings Are Incoming

Ross Houston
August 30, 2016

Speaking to BBC Sport, Arsene Wenger has confirmed the double signing of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi but insisted they will be his final signings this summer.

The Gunners are dipping into the transfer market for reinforcements with centre-back Mustafi due to arrive from Valencia for €41m, while hitman Perez is to arrive from Deportivo La Coruna for €20m.

"We are working on the deals", Wenger said.

Everton are still hopeful that they will be able to finalize the deal with Lucas Perez Martinez, but Arsenal are desperate to sign a striker this summer and see the player as a ideal alternative to their missed target Jamie Vardy.


Despite Perez not signing for Arsenal as of yet, it is believed the deal is "almost certainly" set to take place. "I am 99 percent confident".

Should both players complete their transfers, Arsenal's spending for the close season will be close to 110 million euros.

The Gunners have signed three players this summer, bringing in holding midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach, forward Takuma Asano from Sanfrecce Hiroshima and centre-back Rob Holding from Bolton.

"If that is exactly similar to the contract of the players and that maintains the supporters being happy, that is better still".


"But you will see how many transfers will happen in the next three or four days, it will be fantastic, maybe the biggest amount ever". Not a lot has happened. Everybody has sat on their pounds until now. I don't know exactly when we will announce it.

"So I am very happy that he scored today because that is what he is trying to add to his game". "I'm happy that you noticed that", he told Standard Sport when asked whether the youngster would keep his starting role after the worldwide break.

Their London derby victory was the first three points of the new Premier League season for Wenger's players after a hard start to the season for the Gunners.

"The moment we go ahead, we should continue to play well but we got complacent".


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