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Mustafi: Ozil convinced me to join Arsenal

2016-08-29 11:13
Shkodran Mustafi (Getty Images)

Cape Town - German defender Shkodran Mustafi has confirmed that he will be joining Arsenal before the end of the transfer window after speaking to international colleague Mesut Ozil.

The 24-year-old Mustafi is poised to join the Gunners after the English side agreed a fee believed to be worth £35m with Valencia.

Arsenal boast two of Mustafi's compatriots in Ozil and Per Mertesacker but it was the former who spoke to Mustafi about making the move to London.

Mustafi told Sky Sports in Germany: "I did not see Per for a long time because he quit international football but I talked to Mesut.

"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."

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