Gary Neville claims Shkodran Mustafi has the potential to become the complete defender at Arsenal


Shkodran Mustafi has all the attributes required to become the complete defender according to Gary Neville, who managed him at Valencia.

The German has made a quick impact since joining the Gunners over the summer, rapidly forming a sound looking partnership with Laurent Koscielny.

Neville worked with Mustafi during his four month stint at Valencia last season.

‘Mustafi has got an incredible amount of natural ability and talent, good physical capability and I think with age and maturity he will grow into being a fantastic defender.

‘He’s got all the attributes you would want.’

Speaking at the Red Bull Street Style event in London earlier this week, Neville continued: ‘I think that ultimately it will help him playing along Koscielny who has got experience there playing at Arsenal. I think he’s got all the makings of it.

‘Defenders will mature with age and I think he will get better and better.’

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