Mustafi adapting to life under Unai Emery

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi says learning to play the new manager Unai Emery ‘it’s a process’ and that the team is willing to learn and show ‘personality’.

Mustafi is a real threat in the opposition penalty area and he scored on Sunday from Granit Xhaka’s corner to help Arsenal win 3-2 away at Cardiff City.

Five of his last six League goals have come from headers and his current set-piece success did not surprise Mustafi.

“I don’t know if you saw last season, but we scored a lot of goals from set-pieces,” said Mustafi, via Arsenal Official Website.

“Nacho Monreal, especially, scored a lot of goals from set-pieces. Lolo Koscielny and myself too.”

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He then spoke of the team’s adaption to the new manager’s style of play.

“It’s a process,” Mustafi said.

“We have tried everything in pre-season but then when you make a mistake in pre-season it’s not that bad. In the Premier League, you don’t want to make those mistakes, but you have to show your personality because we are a big football club with big players.

“We have to show the personality that we can play from the back because that’s our football and that’s how it suits us to play. We just have to keep working on that. Hopefully, in a few games, we’re going to look a bit more comfortable.”

 

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