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GERMAN DEFENDER, Shkodran Mustafi, has generously supported The Arsenal Foundation by pledging to provide more than 16,000 meals and emergency supplies to those most vulnerable in the Islington community.
Mustafi, who joined the Gunners from Valencia in June 2016, marked his 28th birthday with the generous pledge which is part of the borough’s emergency response plan.
The Bad Hersfeld-born player has been capped twenty times by Germany and has established himself as a firm favourite at the Emirates Stadium, making 127 appearances for the North Londoners, finding the net six times. In an Instagram post, shared by www.Arsenal.com, Mustafi explained;
I just want to say thank you for all of your birthday messages. I have been reading them and I am really happy about every single one.
Normally for my birthday, I would spend the day with my family and friends all together to celebrate. But for obvious reasons, this is currently not possible.
But I know that there are people in Islington who are really struggling at the moment and I want to show my support to the community and to our Arsenal family for my birthday this year.
I have seen the work the Islington Council and The Arsenal Foundation are doing – and I want to join in and help by donating a delivery of over 16,000 meals and other emergency supplies to the people in Islington who need our support now more than ever.