Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi were left relieved after the Gunners were able to hold on for a 3-2 win over Swansea City at the Emirates on Saturday.
Theo Walcott had given the hosts a two-goal lead in the first half, but Swansea’s resolve combined with a red card for Granit Xhaka set up a nervy finish for Arsene Wenger’s men.
However, despite coming under pressure Arsenal were able to hold on for all three points to move level with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.
The battling performance wasn’t lost on either Ozil and Mustafi, who took to Instagram after the game and admitted that they had a tough afternoon but were naturally delighted with securing the win.
Having left it late against Burnley, Arsenal are certainly doing it the hard way in recent games, but the important thing for their title hopes is that they continue to pick up positive results.
“Not an easy match today. But level on points with @premierleague P1 and our sixth win in a row,” Ozil noted.
Meanwhile, Mustafi added: “We continue our winning streak…but it was a hard fight until the very end!”