Saturday 15 October 2016

Shkodran Mustafi discusses Laurent Koscielny partnership


Shkodran Mustafi has discussed his flourishing defensive partnership with Laurent Koscielny.

The German made the switch to Arsenal from Valencia on deadline day in a £35m move and has impressed since.

And Mustafi has impressed alongside the Frenchman, helping the Gunners to third in the Premier League, just two points behind Manchester City.

"We are quite similar in the style of playing, he understands things that I do, I understand things that he does," he told Arsenal's official website.

"If you play with someone who understands football in a different way, it's even more difficult to get on with.

"But if you have someone next to you that sees football the same way you see football and that you think football, I think it's easier to play with.

"I'm happy to have someone next to me that my understanding is good with, but I think it's not about me and Lolo, I think it's about all of the team.

"I think we are doing really good in the last games and obviously that gives us less to do at the back, so the few things we have to do, I think we dealt with it well. But I think the credit goes to the whole team."

Arsenal return to Premier League action tomorrow when they welcome Swansea to the Emirates.

And Mustafi will be hoping to continue his fledgling defensive partnership with Koscielny.



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