New Arsenal signing Shkodran Mustafi has expressed his admiration for the man whom he arrived at the club with last week.
The German international’s arrival before transfer deadline day was accompanied by the signing of a much-needed striker in Lucas Perez.
And after training with the Spaniard for the first time at London Colney on Wednesday morning, Mustafi insists his new teammate has all it takes to shine at the Emirates stadium this season.
“He is uncomfortable to play against,” Mustafi told Arsenal Player. “He’s a good striker – he has everything a striker needs.
“He’s someone you can play well with. He doesn’t just run around and wait for someone to give him a pass to score a goal. He works a lot for the team as well and he creates chances.
“He’s in the right place at the right time, as he showed last year in La Liga. I played there for two years and I know it’s not that easy to score many goals in La Liga, because you have great defenders there as well.
“I think he’s going to help the team a lot.”
Apart from his ability to lead the front line and find the back of net, Perez appears to boast other attributes as well which will benefit the Arsenal squad.
Our Red London team did some research on the Spaniard’s attitude without the ball or when play has stopped and he appears to be a man worthy of being leader.
Here was the 27-year-old barking out his passion as Deportivo La Coruna battled to remain in La Liga last season.
Lucas Perez… Ladies and gentlemen
We actually do need a player like this, to wake up both Wenger & tge players pic.twitter.com/vzW7rMZmD0
— Omo Jesu (@tosinadeda) September 1, 2016