Shkodran Mustafi has said that even when Burnley equalised against the Gunners on Sunday, he believed that his teammates would not give up on getting the three points.
Alexis Sanchez scored a 98th minute penalty to seal a 2-1 win over the Clarets despite being down to ten man after midfielder Granit Xhaka had been sent off, and the centre back believes the team’s never say die attitude played a key role.
He told Arsenal.com:
“Even when Burnley scored the equaliser I looked in the eyes of the other players and you can see we never give up. In other games it looks like Arsenal aren’t going to come back or it is going to be a draw, but then we score in the last second just because everyone believes in it. I think you have to give credit to this team.”
The win keeps the Gunners eight points off league leaders Chelsea in second place, one point ahead of London rivals Tottenham. The club may have to do without manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline for a while though after the FA charged the Arsenal boss with misconduct for an altercation with the fourth official during the Burnley match.
The Frenchman is likely to get a touchline ban for his behaviour, which maybe a concern heading into a crucial match against Chelsea on February 4th.