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Shkodran Mustafi Reveals How He’ll Win Over Arsenal Fans Following Big Money Move

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal controls the ball ahead of Seydou Doumbia of Basel during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Arsenal FC and FC Basel 1893 at the Emirates Stadium on September 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Having needed to bring defensive reinforcements into the club during the summer, most Arsenal supporters were happy to see German international Shkodran Mustafi arriving at the Emirates Stadium back in August.

Of even further intrigue was the sum of money agreed with Valencia for the services of the centre half, who has since made an impressive start to his career in the red and white colours of the London club.

Regardless of on-field displays, the transfer fee of £35 million brings with it plenty of pressure and spotlight; however, Mustafi is clear on how he will handle both and ensure supporters focus on his contribution to the team rather than the cost in recruiting him in the first place – by, simply, ignoring the facts!

HULL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Hull City and Arsenal at KCOM Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Speaking to Bild as reported by the Mirror, the 24-year-old said that beyond knowing that he wanted to sign for Arsene Wenger’s side, he had nothing to do with the rest of the contract and agreement and has already put the massive fee out of his mind.

“I wanted to go to Arsenal, everything else was negotiated by the clubs,” he revealed.

“Of course, this is an incredible sum. And I know what a burden that can bring. Especially in my second home in Gostivar [the city in the Republic of Macedonia where he was born].

“But I could not influence that. So I push it far away.”

While the media and observers of the game continue to obsess over whether or not Arsenal will gain value for money spent in this case, fans will care not a single jot if he continues to marshall strikers as he has been doing recently in the Premier League.

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