Per Mertesacker’s injury has forced Arsene Wenger to look for a defender in the transfer market.

The German defender is expected to be out for several months, and it seems Wenger wants to replace him with his former teammate, Skhodran Mustafi.

Several media outlets have reported Arsenal have already approached Valencia for Mustafi.

Valencia based website Valencia Extra reiterate Arsenal want to sign Mustafi, and that the North London club have approached his agent in the last few hours over the possibility of a transfer.

It is reported Valencia need to sell another player to avoid Financial Fair Play fines, despite recently selling Andre Gomes to Barcelona.

Valencia want €25m for Mustafi, but haven’t received any offers yet, whilst several other clubs are also said to be interested in the 24-year-old.