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Mustafi says Emery brought tactical detail to the club

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The German defender was able to train with Arsene Wenger before Emery came to Arsenal and he has noticed differences between the two managers

Shkodran Mustafi came to Arsenal in 2016 after successful spells in Valencia and Sampdoria.

Since then, the center-back has played 64 matches for the Gunners, scoring six goals.

And he had the honor of playing under French manager Arsene Wenger, and now under coach Unai Emery, and he has noticed some differences.

“For me personally the biggest thing was that he is someone who really knows what he wants from each player,” the German was quoted by The Independent.

“He tells you exactly what he wants you to do, but at the same time he gives you freedom.”

“When we don’t have the ball he tells you exactly where to stand and how to get the ball from the opponent… it is a good mix between freedom but still very disciplined and having the same plan in the whole team, and that is what we saw especially against Liverpool,” he explained.

“I think we are very good attacking and that makes the defensive work easier. We are pressing higher up the pitch and that is making it easier to defend. And while we are attacking we are trying to prepare to be in the right positions.”