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Mustafi reveals what he told Wilshere when he returned to Arsenal first team

The Gunners defender is happy his teammate has found his feet following a serious injury


Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has heaped praise on Jack Wilshere, and revealed his delight in him returning to form following injury.

Wilshere, who has struggled with injuries throughout his career, was sent on loan to Bournemouth last season, where he suffered another set-back.

He returned to north London at the start of the season and has slowly but surely regained his confidence with some increasingly assured performances.

The 26-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of year, but is expected to be offered a new deal in due course.

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has heaped praise on Jack Wilshere (Image: Getty Images Europe)

Speaking to arsenal.com about his Gunners teammate, Mustafi revealed he kept an eye on the midfielder in the Europa League and Carabao Cup, as he returned to action earlier in the season.

And admits that he had to tell him he has been "outstanding", after realising just how intelligent he is on a football pitch.

Wilshere is expected to be offered a new Arsenal deal in due course (Image: Getty Images Europe)

"He has been really playing good football and I am really happy for him because I think he deserves it," said Shkodran Mustafi.

"He really has been doing good for us and I've been telling him a lot of times when I was not playing and watching him play in the Europa League or the Carabao Cup, that he has been outstanding.

Mustafi admits that he had to tell Wilshere he has been "outstanding" (Image: Reuters)

"Even when he hasn't got the ball, the positions that he takes just show you how intelligent he is and how well he understands football.

"In the last games, even when you gave him the ball, he took the right decisions and made the right passes so he has been terrific."

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