Arsenal’s summer signing Shkodran Mustafi showed his value in both boxes today, scoring the Gunners’ first goal against Burnley before helping them chase the match winner as Arsenal scored late in the game to secure a crucial 2-1 win that took the Gunners second in the Premier League standings.
Speaking after the game, Mustafi said, “We played in their half for most of the game and then you are a man down – it becomes difficult. I think we did well, even when it went to 1-1. In the last few games we have played, it seems like we never give up and always come back and that is a big credit to the team.”
Speaking about the unbeaten run that Arsenal have had with him in the team, Mustafi said, “I hope there are a few more coming than 21! I am happy, it is important to go game by game and try to win, it doesn’t matter if it is the Premier League or the cup or the Champions League. That is what we have been doing and that is why are dangerous until the end – because we believe in ourselves and go from game to game until the end.”
Up next for Arsenal will be a tough trip away to Southampton in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, and fans will be hoping that Mustafi makes the starting eleven for that game and keeps his unbeaten record very much intact.