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Shkodran Mustafi confirmed during an interview withASky Sports GermanyAthat he has signed a five-year contract with Arsenal.

MustafiAArevealed that Arsene Wenger was a major contributing factor in convincing him to join ArsenalA, while his International TeammateAAMesut Ozil told him good things about the Premier League club.

“For me, it’s important to have a coach who has been there for many, many years & takes care of everything,” Mustafi said.A


“I haven’t spoken to Per [Mertesacker] yet, but I spoke with Mesut [Azil] & he told me everything [about the club].”

“[He said] how the club is & how it’s run. Everything he said was very positive & I was quickly convinced.”

The 24-year-old said the following regarding finally getting the deal over the line after weeks of intense speculation:A”If a big move like this happens, there is always a lot that has to be planned, discussed & talked about.”

“But when you finally sign, you are relieved & ultimately also satisfied with it.AEveryone is of course trying to get the best for each other, so it’s natural it takes time.”

The German InternationalAalso revealed that he is excitedAjoining a club of Arsenal’s . : “[They’re] a big club, a giant club with giant history, a club that always plays up there, always in Europe too.”

“I’ve taken a step forward, that was important to me. In my career, I’ve always looked out for taking steps forward.”


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“Playing in the Champions League & with teammates who I can learn from, who have big experience, so that’s why I moved there.”

“It’s not the typical English club who play typical English football but instead, the football that I like.”

Mustafi is set to be officially announced as an Arsenal player in the next 24 hours. AArsenal are also expected to announce the signing of Lucas Perez from Deportivo deAla Coruna.


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