GERMAN CONNECTION! Arsenal New Signing Says Ozil Convinced Him To Sign.
Shkodran Mustafi is an Arsenal player, per the player himself and Arséne Wenger, and the official announcement is imminent.
Meanwhile, the 24-year old centre-half has claimed he was talked into signing for the Gunners by Mesut Ozil, whom he sought feedback from ahead of the transfer.
Mustafi will be confirmed as an Arsenal player this week, with Wenger saying only paperwork needs to be finalised for the transfer of the Germany international defender to be completed. The Arsenal boss also confirmed the same situation re the signing of Deportivo La Coruna’s Lucas Perez.
Now, with Mustafi ‘almost’ an Arsenal player, the former Everton youth will have the chance of featuring alongside his countrymen, Ozil and Per Mertesacker, who should help him settle quick in London. Meanwhile, it is highly likely Mustafi will subject Mertesacker to the bench upon the lanky defender’s return from injury. Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista are currently out with long-term injuries.
“I did not see Per for a long time because he quit international football but I talked to Mesut”, Mustafi told Sky Sports Germany.
“He told me everything I wanted to know. Everything was positive, so I was convinced very fast. It did not take much.
“I have always loved Arsenal. I like how they play here, it is not typical English.
“The game here is more like in Spain and with the German national team, keeping the ball on the grass, so it was easy to convince me.”