Shkodran Mustafi feels Arsenal’s display in beating Burnley means they have what it takes to challenge for the Premier League title.
The Gunners left it until deep into stoppage time to notch the only goal of the game as the ball went into the Clarets’ net seemingly off the elbow of defender Laurent Koscielny.
It was a fortunate goal for the north Londoners – something that manager Arsene Wenger admitted after the contest as he celebrated 20 years in charge of the club.
The win took the Emirates outfit up to third in the top-flight standings, with 16 points from seven games played, and they are now just two behind table-topping Manchester City.
Whether or not they can sustain a challenge only time will tell, but Mustafi believes the players’ adaptability can only bode well for the rest of the campaign.
“It was all about coming here and giving everything,” he told Arsenal’s official website. “It suits us more to play against big teams because it’s not always easy to come to places like this and change from style to steel.
“But we showed that we have good character and steel, and that’s what gave us the three points in the end.”
Punters looking to use a free bet might fancy Arsenal to win the title and they are next in action against Swansea on Saturday, October 15.