The Gunners have been linked with the German World Cup winner amid a harrowing injury crisis at the Emirates, which saw Arsene Wenger call upon the untested centre-back partnership of Rob Holding and Calum Chambers against Liverpool last weekend.
Valencia insist they’re not currently in talks with Arsenal over the 24-year-old despite prior reports on the contrary, but Mirror Football claim a deal will be struck if Arsene Wenger matches the La Liga outfit’s £25million asking price.
And in perhaps the biggest indication yet that a move to north London will happen before the close of the summer window, the 6 foot defender is now reportedly training on his own at the Mestalla.
Officially, that’s because Mustafi returned late to pre-season due to his involvement in Germany’s Euro 2016 campaign and is now working on an individual training regime to regain full match fitness.
But it’s certainly not uncommon for players to train away from the rest of the first team squad if they’re about to leave a club.