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Arsenal new signing Shkodran Mustafi who joined Arsenal from Valencia for £35 million is set to pair up alongside with Laurent Koscielny at centre-back.
The Gunners are still without Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista in defence but with the introduction of Mustafi and Rob Holding, we should be a bit strong in defense.
Mustafi, revealed Mesut Ozil was the one who convinced him in joining Arsenal during the Euro 2016 tournament.
He told the club’s official website: “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.”
We hope Mustafi’s stay at Arsenal will also Persuade Ozil in extending his stay at Arsenal..
“I have a contract until 2018,” Ozil told German outlet Express, per Sky Sports. “We have had discussions, but they were suspended for the European Championship.
“I wanted to focus at this time only on the national team. Now we look to continue the negotiations.
“In football, you can never say never. You don’t know what will happen. I had a good time in Germany. That was a lot of fun.
“Eventually [moving to MLS] could be an option. I have fun everywhere. My fans know that I like to spend my vacation in Los Angeles, because the city inspires me.”
“It just went free, and I definitely want it,” he said when asked about swapping shirt numbers.