By Connor Armstrong
After recording a 4-0 win over Swansea City, Shkodran Mustafi revealed his joy at a first clean sheet on the road in the Premier League since the 1-0 win over Burnley in October.
It's been a long time coming for the Germany international, who says that he has learned a valuable lesson as he continues his adaptation to English football.
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"It’s a long time now that we didn’t have a clean sheet, so I’m really happy, I’m really happy about that," Mustafi told Arsenal Player.
"There have been a few games where we are leading 2-0, 3-0… and suddenly a free-kick or a penalty in the last minute just destroys the work that we’ve done. So we had to make sure that it’s not happening today.
"It’s always as well difficult even when you take the lead to try and stay switched on. Sometimes you take the lead and you think ‘Okay, we scored the first one now we lay back’ - you get punished.
"That’s what we had to make sure of when we came back out from half-time, that we don’t relax, we just keep going and keep the ball moving and play our game. I think that’s what we did brilliantly."
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