Shkodran Mustafi set the internet alive on Sunday afternoon when he gave his first interview after agreeing to join Arsenal.
Speaking to Sky Sports in Germany, the centreback confirmed that he has signed a five-year deal although his wages are not clear yet. What is clear is that his fee will be substantial.
After confirming that he joined because of Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger, Mustafi added, “[They’re] a big club, a giant club with giant history, a club that always plays up there, always in Europe too.
“Playing in the Champions League & with teammates who I can learn from, who have big experience, so that’s why I moved there.
“I’ve taken a step forward, that was important to me. In my career, I’ve always looked out for taking steps forward.
“I haven’t spoken to Per [Mertesacker] yet, but I spoke with Mesut [Özil] & he told me everything [about the club].”
Asked why the deal took so long to go through, Mustafi simply said, “Everyone is of course trying to get the best for each other, so it’s natural it takes time.”
The transfer is expected to be announced on Tuesday because of the bank holiday in the UK on Monday and he will most likely to be alongside Lucas Perez.
Got any more for us Arsene? We’re feeling a little greedy now.