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Mesut Ozil convinced £35m Germany international defender to join Arsenal

Arsenal’s latest signing Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that Mesut Ozil helped convince him into joining the Gunners this summer according to The Sun.

Per-the-source, Mustafi is set to join Arsenal on a five-year-deal on Tuesday. The report goes onto state that the north London based side have agreed a £35 million deal with Valencia for the Germany international.

“I spoke to Mesut and he told me everything about the club. It was all very positive,” Mustafi was quoted as saying by The Sun.

“I was quickly convinced because I think this is a cool club. I only wanted to play here.”

The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been desperate to bolster his defensive options with the summer transfer window closing next week.

Arsenal are currently facing a defensive crisis following injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel. Manager Arsene Wenger has been forced to field the young defender Rob Holding in the opening two games of the Premier league season.

The Gunners recorded a 3-1 victory over Watford FC over the weekend.

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