Ozil: I gave Mustafi these three pieces of advice before joining Arsenal
By Emma Sanders
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has revealed the advice he gave new signing Shkodran Mustafi before he made the switch to the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger spent over £85million during the summer transfer window and made a number of new signings including £35million defender Mustafi.
Tne Germany international has made a bright start to life in London and has already revealed Ozil played a key role in his decision to join from Valencia.
Ozil has explained exactly what he said to Mustafi and revealed the three questions his German team-mate needed answering.
“He had a few questions about the team, the manager and the city,.” Ozil said, as quoted by the Evening Standard We spoke about thing and I was pleased that he eventually decided to move here.
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“I’ve been here for a few years and he asked a few questions that I could answer because I’m here every day.
“I was pleased to help him. I could tell him how things are. It was good for him to decide that he could further develop here and that’s what he’s doing.
“I’ve known Shkodran from the German national team and we spoke a lot about this club before the transfer.
“He’s got plenty of defensive quality and it is clear he [and Xhaka] have strengthened the squad,” he added.
Mustafi has already made four league appearances and has yet to be included in a losing side.
He’s also played in both of Arsenal’s European Cup clashes against Basel and Paris Saint-Germain and will be expected to feature against Swansea City on Saturday of next week.