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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave his verdict on new summer signing debut revealing Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez were shocked by the pace and commitment of the Premier League.
Wenger further revealed Mustafi was impressive in defence alongside Laurent Koscielny but Arsenal new number 9 Lucas Perez struggled to make his mark on the game.
The Frenchman revealed they are both likely to get used to the style of the Premier League and adjust in no time.
feel both are short [of fitness] a bit, they lack competition and their second half was much better than their first half. They were a bit surprised by the pace and the commitment of the Premier League [but] they will adapt to that. As well, they were a bit on their nerves in the first half. In the second it was much better.
When asked on on if Lucas will take time to adap Wenger told the club’s official website.: He has had one game in La Liga, and then he didn’t play many more because they knew he would go. Mustafi has only played one half since the start of the season with Valencia, so they are missing games.