Shkodran Mustafi believes Arsenal had “a tough game” against Huddersfield, despite running out 5-0 winners at full-time.
Arsenal went on to win the game comfortably but did struggle for long periods. Despite the early goal, much of the Gunners’ first-half performance was full of sloppy passing and needless errors that a better team could have taken advantage of.
Shkodran Mustafi is certainly not letting the scoreline distract him from the fact that Arsenal’s performance could have been better. “In the first half, and as well in the second half, a few passes were a bit sloppy,” he told Arsenal.com.
Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal the lead after three minutes, which may have eased some of the nerves around the ground. Mustafi believed that a quick first goal was important and laid the foundation for the big win.
Two goals from Olivier Giroud, plus strikes from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez helped Arsenal to a convincing, if flattering, 5-0 scoreline. It was Arsenal’s 12th successive league win at the Emirates Stadium.
Mustafi is happy that Arsenal have put such a good run together, but was keen to point out that it won’t mean much if we don’t reach our goal for the season.
Mustafi continues his impressive run in the team, where he, when playing with Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal, has yet to concede a goal this season.