Arsenal signing Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that he is delighted to have joined the North London based outfit.
The Mirror report that the Gunners shelled out £35 million for the Germany international of Albanian origin.
Mustafi has become the second ethnic Albanian to join the Gunners this summer following the arrival of Granit Xkaka.
The Germany intentional stated that Arsenal is a step forward in his career and he believes he will improve whilst at the club.
Mustafi also praised the club, the fans and the manager Arsene Wenger as among the reasons for joining the north London based out.
“I’m happy. It took some time but finally I’m here and I’m happy to have made a step forward in my career again, because I think it is a step forward to have joined this club. I hope I’m going to have a great time here,” Mustafi was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
“When you change team, obviously you try to always make a step forward. I think coming here I’ve made a step forward, because Arsenal is a big club with big players and a great manager.”
After both Per Mertesacker and Gabriel picked up long-term injuries in pre-season, Wenger was under huge pressure to find defensive reinforcements over the summer.
Arsenal take on Southampton on September 10 before travelling to Paris Saint-Germain for their opening Champions League game of the season three days later with Mustafi likely to be thrown straight into the Gunners starting line-up for both outings.
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