“The game here is more like in Spain and with the German national team, in keeping the ball on the grass. So it was easy to convince me.”
Gunners-bound Mustafi will be joined by £17m Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez before tomorrow night’s deadline.
Mustafi’s arrival will see Calum Chambers head to Middlesbrough on a season long loan, despite defenders Gabriel and Mertesacker remaining on the treatment table.
Boro asked about signing Chambers on a permanent basis but Wenger still sees him as part of his long-term plans, though he is happy for him to be loaned out.
Fellow midfielder Serge Gnabry is also set to be loaned out with Schalke favourites to sign the German.