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Arsenal boss Emery admits Mustafi 'wanted to stay'

Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists Shkodran Mustafi will see action this season.

The 27-year-old was publicly deemed surplus to requirements by Emery last month but failed to secure a move away from Emirates Stadium.

Emery said: “When he decided [to stay] I spoke to him and said 'you're one more in the squad, I'm going to work with you as other players'.

“He decided to be here, I don't know exactly who was in his decision but when we spoke and he decided to stay here it's a start with him as another player in the squad.

“Really, since he decided to stay here, he's working every day with a big motivation and good spirit.

"That is one issue I want from every player: training with good spirit, helping and after giving us his performance in training and the match."

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