Although he is yet to play alongside him for us, Per Mertesacker has had a big impact on Shkodran Mustafi’s career.
The duo were an integral part of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad, and Mustafi says learning from his counterpart has allowed him develop into the player he is today.
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“Per helped me a lot,” Mustafi told Arsenal Player. “When I had just arrived, having a person at the club with so much experience and with the personality he has helped me a lot.
“He helps me on the pitch because when he sees things, he corrected me a few times. He’s not just the type of player who says, ‘You didn’t do that well enough’ or, ‘You have to do it this way’, he tells you why.
“In the short time that I worked with him in the national team, I learned a lot from him.”
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