“I wish we had time to visit the United Centre,” says Javi Martinez. The Bayern Munich star is clearly pleased to be on the Bundesliga giants’ North American tour, and particularly in the home of his favorite NBA team. When FC Yahoo meets the 27-year-old Basque star at Die Roten’s team hotel—ahead of their friendly clash with Milan at Soldier Field—he is keen to talk about his love for US sports, as well as his past with Pep Guardiola, the present with Carlo Ancelotti and the future of American teammate Julian Green.
Arsenal are said to have inquired about Valencia’s German international defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24. After losing Per Mertesacker until 2017 with a serious knee injury, Arsene Wenger has already spoken about looking for an experienced option at center back. However, it appears he may be looking for a more long-term approach with Mustafi set to cost around $26 million according to report in the Independent. That say that Spanish outlet Cadena Cope believe the German defender is up for sale. With Laurent Koscielny on an extended break after appearing in the EURO 2016 final for France and Gabriel missing Arsenal’s tour of the USA with tonsillitis, Wenger will use young center backs Calum Chambers