The Arsenal and Germany international star Shkodran Mustafi will be celebrating today after helping his national team to lift the Confederations Cup at the expense of the Chile team including his club colleague Alexis Sanchez, who for now at least is still on the books with Arsenal but may not be for too much longer.
The first thing that the German defender, signed by Arsene Wenger for a tidy sum last summer, will have been pleased about was being in the starting XI in the first place, as the Germany manager Joachim Low had dropped the Gunner to the bench for the semi-final in which the Germans cruised past Mexico.
Mustafi was back on the pitch last night though and helped his country to keep a clean sheet, with a little bit of help from some wayward finishing. Our striker saw at least one very good chance go begging as Chile were probably the better team but could not make it count.
Mustafi is now the proud holder of a winners medal to add to the one he got at the 2014 World Cup and that can only be good news for Arsenal. Now let’s see if he can pick up one for the English Premier League title this season.