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Wenger - My verdict on the new boys

Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas made their Premier League debuts on Saturday - and did enough to suggest they will be significant additions to our squad.

 
Arsene Wenger gave his verdict on the new boys in his post-match press conference. Here’s what he said:
 
on the new signings…
I feel both are short [of fitness] a bit, they lack competition and their second half was much better than their first half. They were a bit surprised by the pace and the commitment of the Premier League [but] they will adapt to that. As well, they were a bit on their nerves in the first half. In the second it was much better.
 
on if it’s easier for an attacker to adapt…
It’s much easier. 
 
on if Lucas will take time to adapt…
He has had one game in La Liga, and then he didn’t play many more because they knew he would go. Mustafi has only played one half since the start of the season with Valencia, so they are missing games. 
 
on if they will feature in the Champions League…
I have to decide that. We will see how everyone is tomorrow morning. For Tuesday, we might just have Gibbs coming back, who was not in the squad today. It’s possible they are in the squad. 
 

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