Advice from Ozil swayed me to joining Arsenal, Mustafi declares
And as the 24-year-old former Everton centre-back closes in on a switch to London, where he will be play alongside fellow German defender Per Mertesacker, he said countryman Ozil helped persuade him to sign for Arsenal.
“I did not see Per for a long time because he quit international football but I talked to Mesut,” Mustafi told Sky Sports Germany.“He told me everything I wanted to know. Everything was positive, so I was convinced very fast. It did not take much.“I have always loved Arsenal, I like how they play here, it is not typical English.
“The game here is more like in Spain and with the German national team, keeping the ball on the grass, so it was easy to convince me.”
• Culled from Soccerway.com