Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has expressed optimism in the race for the Premier League title after a dramatic 2-1 against Burnley at Emirates Stadium last weekend.

“As Arsenal you want to go for it and you look in the eyes and see that no-one gives up until the last second,”

“It shows how much belief we have in ourselves and that we are going to go for it.


The controversial result took the Gunners to the 2nd place, 8 points behind leaders Chelsea but the German will not be distracted by results of other teams.

”The win is important for us even if you don’t look at the other results.

“Playing at home to Burnley, you want to take the three points and if you want to stay up there it is something you have to do and that is what we did.”

The 24-year-old joined the Gunners last summer from La Liga side Valencia and he is yet to see a defeat in an Arsenal shirt in all matches he has featured.

Alexis Sanchez converted the late spot kick to hand the Gunners all three points right in the death of the dramatic clash at Emirates.

The match saw manager Arsene Wenger sent to the stands for protesting an equalizing penalty handed to the visitors. He was seen shoving the fourth official in the tunnel a behavior that has led to a charge by the FA. He is facing up to five-match touchline ban.

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