Arsenal new boy has been heaped with so much praises for his on-pitch and dressing room demeanor. He has been dubbed as a leader and the future of Arsenal.
The Germany international made it to the last World Cup in Brazil and the player is yet basking in the ambiance of that privilege.
He made the German squad to Brazil after Marco Reus sustained an injury and he is now a World Cup medalist.
Mustafi famously held up a Reus shirt after his side had claimed World Cup glory.
“I played a game just before the World Cup,” he said.
“I was in the last 27 but I didn’t make the last 23. But then Marco got injured and I got a call to join the team again, so I went to Brazil.
“When you think that you didn’t make the 23 players the first time, you think, ‘OK, I go there now, but my chances of playing aren’t going to be that big’.
“But straight away in the first game, you have to go out on to the pitch and in the second game you play again.
“Then you play again and again, and end up winning the World Cup.
“When people said to me that Marco was injured and now it was my turn, it always sounded a bit like they had forgotten about Marco because I was in the final 23 players.
What I didn’t want was to forget him. I think he deserved to be there as well.
“He’s a fantastic player and that’s why I didn’t want to forget him.”
Mustafi has impressed for Arsenal since making the switch from Spanish side Valencia on transfer deadline day.
The Gunners return to Premier League action after the international break against Swansea.