Shkodran Mustafi has been speaking to the Arsenal matchday programme ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game against Southampton.

In the interview, which you can read in full in the new Arsenal app, the German spoke about what helped him make the decision to join Arsenal this summer.

“Really it was the interest [that made me decide Arsenal were the right club],” Mustafi said.

“When a club comes in and shows interest, and it’s a club like Arsenal, that makes you feel special.

“When I heard of the interest and I saw people trying to get me here – and the situation wasn’t the easiest one, but still they really wanted to get me here – it gives the feeling that you’re really wanted.

“That’s why I’m here right now.”


It’s not yet clear if he will get his debut against the Saints at the Emirates but the smart money would be on him starting alongside Kos as Wenger looks to relieve a little pressure from Rob Holding who was surely not expecting to see so much action so soon after joining from Bolton.

That being said, the youngster has performed incredibly well and has the right to be disappointed if he does find himself on the bench.

Given his talent, it won’t be long until he’s pushing for a starting spot for real.