Date: 7th September 2016 at 1:21pm
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Summer signing Shkodran Mustafi has been on the interview circuit in recent days to discuss his move to Arsenal.

The German international credited colleague Mesut Ozil in his first interview with the Official Site as being an important part of the deal actually coming off.

Obviously knowing Ozil at international level and being with him at the European Championships over the summer, he took the opportunity to talk about life at the club, London and what the move could mean to him.

‘We were at the European Championship and we had time to speak. He told me about the club, about the team, and the things that he told me made me come here. I noticed that it`s a club where I can develop, where I can grow as a player. He said that he`s happy here, that the people are crazy for football and that it`s a team that enjoys playing football the way that he does, the way that I do.’

In the second interview, Mustafi spoke about his experiences of playing against fellow new signing Lucas Perez, describing the experience as being ‘uncomfortable’ so he believes he’ll more than be an asset for Arsenal moving forward.

Having played against each other in La Liga last season, with Lucas scoring twice for Deportivo, Mustafi explained.

‘He is uncomfortable to play against. He`s a good striker – he has everything a striker needs. He`s someone you can play well with. He doesn`t just run around and wait for someone to give him a pass to score a goal. He works a lot for the team as well and he creates chances.’


‘He`s in the right place at the right time, as he showed last year in La Liga. I played there for two years and I know it`s not that easy to score many goals in La Liga, because you have great defenders there as well. I think he`s going to help the team a lot.’

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