Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulister has increased the worries of Manager, Arsene Wenger as he has been ruled out for six to eight weeks.
The Brazilian will miss the start of the season increasing the likelihood of a bid for Valencia centre-back Shkodran Mustafi.
Per Mertesacker is also out for five months with knee trouble while Laurent Koscielny is just returning to training on Monday.
North London side, Arsenal have been linked with a £30m move for Mustafi who was part of the Germany squad that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016.
Arsene Wenger has made just the one defensive signing this summer buying England Under-21 international Rob Holding from Bolton for a fee believed to be about £2m.
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