Sol Campbell: My thoughts on new Arsenal signing ahead of Tottenham clash

Sol Campbell discusses new Arsenal signing Shkodran Mustafi ahead of Sunday's clash with Tottenham Hotspur

Sol Campbell has heaped praise on Shkodran Mustafi for the solid start he has made to life in the Arsenal first-team along with Laurent Koscielny.

The Germany defender has been a regular fixture in the Arsenal starting line-up since being brought to the club from Valencia towards the end of the summer transfer window.

Mustafi looks to have formed a strong partnership in the centre of Arsenal’s defence along with fellow centre-half Koscielny.

Both of Arsenal’s first-choice defenders will now have their credentials tested when Tottenham Hotspur travel to The Emirates in the Premier League on Sunday lunchtime.

But former Arsenal defender Campbell has been very encouraged by what he has seen from Mustafi so far in an Arsenal shirt.

Speaking exclusively to 888sport, Campbell said: “I like the mentality between them (Mustafi and Koscielny). They have the right guys in there now who have the willingness to defend and that is key.

“They’re mobile but calm; they can pass the ball around the back or pick the right ball or find row Z if needed. There is a nice balance between those guys.”

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Arsenal head into Sunday’s game in second place in the Premier League table and level on points with leaders Manchester City after 10 games of the new campaign.

Read the full 888sport interview with Sol Campbell, including how in the groove Sanchez is the man to fire Arsenal to the title.

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