The worst kept secret in this week’s soccer world just got a little, uh, worst-er with news that Arsenal are expected to lodge a €35ish million bid for the services of defender Shkrodan Mustafi with Valencia fairly soon. That would seem to be a decent price for a great defender, particularly for a team who is fairly desperate to buy one and another team who really needs to sell one.
Now, the thumb-twiddling starts. It’s clearly too late for him to be in Arsenal’s plans for the weekend, but it would be nice if he’d be available for the Leicester match, so now we wait and see. Tick tock, etc.