Shkodran Mustafi admits Germany team-mate Mesut Ozil helped convince him to join Arsenal.
Arsenal are set to pay Valencia £35million to sign Mustafi, with Arsene Wenger confirming the deal after Arsenal’s 3-1 victory at Vicarage Road.
The 24-year-old will join compatriots Ozil and Per Mertesacker in north London and says that was one of a number of factors which helped him decide to move to the Gunners.
“I did not see Per for a long time because he quit international football but I talked to Mesut,” Mustafi told Sky Sports in 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.”