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Mustafi on his Arsenal fight-back: Tough times don't last...

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi feels their 0-0 draw at Burnley was a valuable point earned on Sunday.

Mustafi has begun the New Year impressively and admits he is hoping for a better 2020 after a difficult 12 months.

He said, "For me it's always been the same, I always try to put my personal stuff behind me and be there for the team. Always when the team needed me I wanted to be there, not only in the games but as well in training. It's easy to be professional when things are going good but I think it's the same and important when things are not going so good personally, to be professional.

"At the end of the day, we are here to work and we are here to play for a big club. I always wanted to be ready and be there and whenever the team or the coach needs me I always say I'm going to be there.

"At the end of the day we know how it is in football. You always get your chances, you always get the possibilities to go again and go again and when you start thinking like you said, I think it's when you retire from football. It's not a way a professional should think."

On the 0-0 draw, he added: "I think we had chances but they had chances as well, so I think at the end of the day we have to accept that it was a fair draw."

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