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Arsenal signs Perez, Mustafi, as Hart set for Man City exit

LONDON (AP) Arsenal strengthened its squad by signing striker Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna and Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia on the next-to-last day of Europe's transfer window on Tuesday.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart's departure from Manchester City looked to move closer after he appeared with a Torino shirt after visiting the Italian club.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been trying to buy a striker since the end of last season, only to see bids for Leicester's Jamie Vardy and Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette get rejected. With time running out to add to his squad, Wenger settled on the 27-year-old Lucas - a scorer of 17 goals last season.

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