After weeks of complaining nothing was happening, Arsenal seem to have put a rocket up their arse and look close to completing two deals at the same time.

With Lucaz Perez being left out of his side’s squad for their game against Betis on Friday evening (and Deportivo confirming as much and David Ornstein confirming that Arsenal were close to a deal worth in excess of £35m for the German centreback, the reliable Chris Wheatley believes both will be at the club for medicals on Friday.

There have been a number of updates on both these players over the past 12 hours or so. You can get all them here – Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi – they include details on transfer fees, fee breakdowns and all the other nonsense that was going on.

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