Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that Mesut Özil tried to convince him to join Arsenal during a conversation at Euro 2016. The pair were in France with the German National Team and will be lining up together in the red of Arsenal very soon (via Arsenal.com).
Shkodran Mustafi sealed his move to the Emirates just last week and has now revealed one of the reasons behind it. Arsenal star Mesut Özil spoke to his German teammate about the club during the Euros and even influenced Mustafi’s decision to move to England.
“We were at the European Championship and we had time to speak,” Mustafi told Arsenal.com. “He told me about the club, about the team, and the things that he told me made me come here.
“I noticed that it’s a club where I can develop, where I can grow as a player.
“He said that he’s happy here, that the people are crazy for football and that it’s a team that enjoys playing football the way that he does, the way that I do.”
It’s a good sign for Arsenal fans that Mesut Özil has done this. The German is yet to sign an extension on his contract and it can’t be a bad thing that he wants more players to join him here. The former Madrid man has undoubtedly done a good thing helping convince his international colleague to move to the Emirates. The pair impressed in France and will hopefully continue this relationship on the pitch in the coming season.