Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal are in negotiations for Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.

With the player being linked for a number of weeks now, and Shkodran saying himself that the transfer was ‘difficult’, Wenger has broken from his usual stance of refusing to say anything and has just laid it all out there…

It does look as if Arsenal will land Mustafi at some point, and Valencia are already on the hunt for his replacement. It might, however, go right down to the wire as tends to be the habit with Arsenal and transfers when it gets to this point of the window.

Not sure there’s much more that can be added, we’ve said just about everything there is to say about this deal, the player, and Arsenal’s attempts to sign him.

Now we wait.