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Arsenal have confirmed they have completed the signing of Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia on the deadline day of the transfer window.

The Gunners sealed their first win of the 2016/17 campaign when they defeated Watford 3-1 last weekend. Following the match, the north London club manager Arsene Wenger confirmed the deals for Lucas Perez and the centre-back will be completed this week.

Perez moved to the Emirates from Deportivo La Coruna as they bolstered their strike force for this campaign. In addition to this, Arsenal strengthened their back four by adding German international to the heart of their defence.

Mustafi will be the Emirates club's sixth signing of the summer transfer window. The other five are Lucas Perez, Granit Xhaka, and the young trio of Rob Holding, Takuma Asano and Kelechi Nwakali.

A statement on Arsenal's official website read, "German World Cup-winning centre back Shkodran Mustafi has joined us from Valencia."

"The 24-year-old defender has been with the Spanish club for two seasons, making 64 league appearances. He began his senior career by coming through the academy at Everton before spending two years with Sampdoria in Serie A.

"Shkodran, who is currently on international duty with Germany, becomes our sixth signing of the summer. Lucas Perez, Granit Xhaka, and the young trio of Rob Holding, Takuma Asano and Kelechi Nwakali have all recently joined."

Wenger is delighted to have added the World Cup winner with Germany to the squad. The Frenchman believes Mustafi has moved to the right club and at the right age. He will join Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker at the Emirates.

"He is at the right age. He has good experience. He is a very focused player who can play with the ball as well. We have taken a great player but have prepared well for the future," Wenger said after Arsenal signed Mustafi.