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Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes Shkodran Mustafi can become a world class player for Arsenal.
Neville who worked with Mustafi at Valencia when he was manager of the Spanish club last season believes the defender has what it takes to succeed at the top level.
Mustafi completed a move to Arsenal for £35m in the summer transfer window and has immediately established himself as a key member of our first team. His quick adaptation has surprised many but Neville was never in doubt of the defender’s quality and has backed him to develop into a key man for Arsenal in the future.
He said: “I’m not surprised he’s done well.
“He’s got all the qualities of a top defender.
“He’s still only young and he lacked a little bit of composure but he’s a big talent.”
Mustafi has built a solid partnership with Laurent Koscielny at centre back and has brought extra security to our defense which was missing in previous seasons.
In football, most defenders mature with age, which means Mustafi can continue to get better for us, which is good news.
Not many expected him to have made this much impact at this stage of his Arsenal career and I must say he has impressed everyone.
The defender still has room for improvement and hopefully he will continue to work hard on improving himself.
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