Defender Shkodran Mustafi has confirmed that he will join Arsenal before the end of the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old says he decided to move to the Emirates after speaking with Germany teammate Mesut Ozil.
He was a target for the likes of Chelsea and Milan but Arsenal's style of football has convinced the former Everton man to embark in another adventure in the English Premier League.
"I did not see Per [Mertesacker] for a long time because he quit international football but I talked to Mesut [Ozil]," Mustafi told Sky Sports Germany.
"He told me everything I wanted to know. Everything was positive, so I was convinced very fast. It did not take much.
"I have always loved Arsenal, I like how they play here, it is not typical English.
"The game here is more like in Spain and with the German national team, keeping the ball on the grass, so it was easy to convince me."