Shkodran Mustafi has highlighted the importance of team spirit as Arsenal prepare to face Chelsea at the Emirates this evening.
The Gunners have won just two of their last seven Premier League games, and with an injury list that could include Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil – as well as Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Sead Kolasinac, they’re going to have to dig deep against the soon to be ex-champions.
Speaking to the official site, the German said, “That’s one of the key points I think, because you have a lot of people in one team so it’s not about individuals, it’s about the team.
“Team spirit is something that can really lift you and really bring you forward.
“If the team spirit is not right it can break you down playing bad football and you can end up near the bottom of the table.
“It’s something really, really important and over the years I have been in different teams with different team spirits in different situations and I realised this is sometime really important.
“When the team spirit is good it makes everything so much easier.”
Let’s hope they can find some of that, and some good football tonight, because we are going to need it.