Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that Mesut Ozil, helped him make the decision to join Arsenal this summer.
The 24-year-old is expected to sign a five-year deal with the Gunners, after they agreed a fee which could rise to £35m with Valencia.
Mustafi will join compatriots Ozil and Per Mertesacker at the Emirates and says he was also attracted by Arsenal’s style.
“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.”