Video: Mustafi takes one for the team with brilliant block to deny Chelsea opener vs Arsenal

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Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi put his body on the line for the cause in their clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

After some brilliant build-up play from the hosts as they carved the Gunners open down the right flank, they created a chance inside the box which looked very threatening as Mateo Kovacic’s effort looked like it could have been heading towards the back of the net.

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However, as seen in the video below, they didn’t count on Mustafi willing to take one for the team as the German defender took a hit in a delicate area all for the Arsenal cause of protecting their clean sheet.

It remains to be seen whether or not that proves to be a decisive moment in the game, but after a few minutes laid out on the pitch, Mustafi was able to regather himself and continue to keep Chelsea at bay in a thrilling start to the showdown.

As the replays showed though, this one will have all men wincing in pain as we know just how painful this can be…

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