Nacho Monreal Says Shkodran Mustafi Will Quickly Adapt to Life In England

"There is loads of competition [for places], but I think that's a good thing", he told Arsenal's official website.

The quick interplay between Arsenal players makes closing down of space a top priority, maintaining a tight structure at the back will be key to Southampton's game plan. "I have the same abilities as them".

Germany global Mustafi joined on the same day in a 35million pounds ($46.7 million) deal from Spanish side Valencia, a team Perez scored twice against last season on his way to a 17-goal haul in La Liga.

New Arsenal signing Shkodran Mustafi says that Lucas Perez has everything he needs to succeed at Arsenal. Mustafi is a young centre back and already has worldwide experience.

He said: "He will find it easy to adapt to the club".

"Mustafi is a player I like".

"I hope he feels happy here from the very beginning so he can do for us what he does best".

"We really needed to bring a centre back to the club considering Per Mertesacker and Gabriel's injuries, as well as Calum Chambers' departure on loan".

It certainly is and Coquelin does not even mention Santi Cazorla or the now unavailable Aaron Ramsey, so just how strong is our central midfield and who do you think will be Wenger's first choices? The pacey winger was left out of Roy Hodgson's European Championship squad but came on as a sub for England against Slovakia last weekend.

Southampton will have to wait at least a month to see club-record £16 million signing Sofiane Boufal after he arrived from Lille with a knee injury.

However, Puel is most likely going to stick with two strikers, although the team will probably play in the commonplace 4-2-3-1 formation for most of the game.

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