Shkodran Mustafi: Arsenal are the best team I've played for


The Germany worldwide has scored six goals already this season in all competitions, including a first career hat-trick in midweek to help the Gunners to a 6-0 win over Ludogorets in the Champions League.

Victory over Bulgarian champions Ludogorets means Arsenal top Group A ahead of Paris St-Germain, who beat Basel 3-0, on goal difference.

Starting with Wenger As has been widely reported, Arsene Wenger is now in his final year of his current Arsenal contract.

But Seaman, who went on to play a season at Manchester City before retiring, warned that fans should be careful about the consequences a figure like Wenger leaving could have.

Right now that is clearly the case, highlighted clearly by the midweek demolition of Ludogorets which saw the German notch his first ever hat-trick and the Chilean's stock rise even further with a peach of a goal and a brilliant all-round display.

"When I came to Arsenal I knew where I was coming". He said that because of high confidence "when we get into these dodgy periods, there's less psychological damage".

"He has that quality on the ball, he sees runners".

But with Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott in good form for Arsene Wenger's side, Perez has found his Arsenal chances limited.

"He's worked really hard, he's looking strong and fit", the Englishman added. "You can see a new, more aggressive level about his play at the moment".

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka insists he will stick to his principles as he battles to end the northeast side's worst run of results since he took charge nearly three years ago.

Arsenal are now only a win away from getting to that 10-point mark, which more often than not guarantees qualification into the Champions League last 16, after the Premier League side put on a show at the Emirates.

"We live in a jungle where everybody wants to eat you, and you have to survive by keeping your vigilance", he said.

"We finished second last season so it was not a disastrous season but we have to give credit to Leicester, they lost only three games a year ago and that is why they finished on top. We have to maintain that".