Despite the official Arsenal website still not confirming that the Gunners have signed Shkodran Mustafi, everyone seems quite happy to talk about it as if it is a done deal, including the player himself.
The German international has related that Mesut Ozil was the team-mate that convinced him to move to the Emirates. Now my question is; Why would Ozil do that if he was thinking of leaving Arsenal and refusing to sign a new contract? Here is what our newest defender said: “I did not see Per for a long time because he quit international football but I talked to Mesut,” Mustafi told Sky. “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.”
Do you think he would have been convinced so easily if Ozil was complaining about Arsenal’s ambition? And revealed that he was going to refuse to sign a new contract? I doubt it very much. In fact Mustafi said that “Everything was positive” from Ozil.
So can we stop the silly rumours about Ozil being unhappy now?