Arsenal can build on performance in Chelsea draw - Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi has said Arsenal can use their performance in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Chelsea as a blueprint to build on.
Arsenal earned their first point at Stamford Bridge since 2011 with a draw that came as a big step forward following their 4-0 demolition at Liverpool last month.
Mustafi thought he had scored a second-half winner with a header from a free kick, but was flagged offside.
And he told the official Arsenal website: "We are a team that are willing to learn. I think that we have to try and build from something and I think we can build from this performance.
"We were really well organised when we didn't have the ball. When we had the ball, we played some brilliant one-touch football.
"We played against the champions of last season and, if you play like this, I think you'll get a lot of points."
The centre-back revealed that he had mistaken Sead Kolasinac for a Chelsea player when lining up ahead of the free kick, believing he was onside when he began his run towards goal.
"I saw someone behind me, so I thought I wasn't offside. I knew I started a bit early, but I know as a defender it's hard to stay in one line, so you get some going early, some a bit later," he said.
"I thought if I start a split-second early, I might get this advantage. I got it, but unfortunately the man behind me was Sead and no one from the Chelsea team.
"I was really unhappy with that, but it was offside."
Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.