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Mustafi still “a believer” in Arsenal’s Premier League odds

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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, falls after a tackle by Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)


Arsenal’s 12-point climb to Premier League table leading Chelsea is daunting, but Shkodran Mustafi thinks it possible.

The 24-year-old German defender has seen his side drop back-to-back games including a Top Four six-pointer against the Blues last weekend.

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But Arsenal still has matches against Spurs, Man City, Man United, and Everton in addition to Saturday’s fight with Liverpool.

And, as some say, you gotta believe it to achieve it. From an interview with Sky Sports:

“I think it’s going to be more difficult than it was before but I’m a believer,” he said. “I don’t give up.”

“As long as it’s possible we’re going to fight for it, and in the end we will see and if we’re lucky enough and good enough to go for it or not.”

The lucky line sounds straight from the Wenger playbook.

Arsenal’s take seems improbable, especially if the Premier League side can find a way past Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League to further congest its schedule while Chelsea only has Premier League and FA Cup play left on the docket.

If the Gunners pull it off, I promise a “I’m sorry, Shkrodan, I was wrong” post.

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