Shkodran Mustafi’s Arsenal future was a talking point in the summer, with some media outlets linking the defender with a move away from the Emirates.
The German international only moved to the North London outfit last year, but questions were raised over his longevity in Arsene Wenger’s team.
The defender has come under fire for some performances at the back, but recently he has impressed.
In the North London derby last weekend, Mustafi opened the scoring in the 36th minute with a header.
Alexis Sanchez wrapped up the victory over Tottenham Hotspur and the Chilean was the hero again today as he netted an injury-time penalty to beat Burnley at Turf Moor.
Mustafi started as part of a back three with Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal.
The overwhelming feeling from Arsenal fans was relief after the final whistle, and plenty praised Mustafi when he posted a celebratory message on Twitter.
— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) November 26, 2017
NEVER LEAVE US
— m (@mustafisozil) November 26, 2017
Your the man Skod!!!! Been unbelievable recently keep it going! Always said you got too much undeserved stick! Top drawer Centre half!!! #SM20 ???
— Alfie Cleghorn (@A_Cleghorn) November 26, 2017
"I love when people tell me I can't do something. It makes me want to work that much harder just to prove them wrong." Respect ?
— Yousef Alnaserallah (@Yousef_Nas) November 26, 2017
Thanks Shkodran and Laurent !!!! You're playing really well in the back, you can be proud of yourselves !!!!
— Fab Ouleto (@faboulet) November 26, 2017
— Mansha Khadim (@manchakhadim) November 26, 2017
You were exceptional today Mustafi
— Oléb O (@olebo_p) November 26, 2017
Great defending Mustaf!! Keep it up bro, loved your passion ??
— James ⚽️ (@BIGGYMACONLINE) November 26, 2017