English Premiership

Perez has everything a striker needs - Mustafi

2016-09-08 09:11
Lucas Perez (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Shkodran Mustafi is backing fellow new signing Lucas Perez to be a hit at Arsenal this season.

Mustafi signed for Arsene Wenger's side from Valencia in a deal worth in excess of £35 million, while Perez joined on the same day from Deportivo la Coruna for £17.1 million.

Wenger has come under a lot of criticism in recent transfer windows for not seriously investing in a top striker and the signing of Perez was not the big name fans were hoping for.

However, Mustafi - who came up against Perez during their time in La Liga - believes the Spaniard will make a big impression in the Premier League.

“He is uncomfortable to play against,” Mustafi told Arsenal Player website.

“He’s a good striker – he has everything a striker needs.

“He’s someone you can play well with. He doesn’t just run around and wait for someone to give him a pass to score a goal.

“He works a lot for the team as well and he creates chances.

“He’s in the right place at the right time, as he showed last year in La Liga. I played there for two years and I know it’s not that easy to score many goals in La Liga, because you have great defenders there as well.”

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