Mustafi ‘con­vinced’ by Ozil

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

LON­DON — While he did not need much con­vinc­ing, Shko­dran Mustafi ( pic­tured) re­vealed he sought feed­back from Arse­nal star Me­sut Ozil ahead of his move to the Emirates Sta­dium.

Mustafi will be con­firmed as an Arse­nal player this week af­ter man­ager Arsene Wenger an­nounced only pa­per- work had to be fi­nalised for the Ger­many in­ter­na­tional to com­plete his trans­fer from Laliga side Va­len­cia.

And as the 24-year-old for­mer Ever­ton cen­tre-back closes in on a switch to Lon­don, where he will be play along­side fel­low Ger­man de­fender Per Merte­sacker, he said coun­try­man Ozil helped per­suade him to sign for Arse­nal.

“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.” — Tele­graph

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