Arsenal Star Explains That Offside Goal Against Chelsea

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Shkodran Mustafi has revealed that he mistook teammate Sead Kolasinac for a Chelsea player during his offside goal on Sunday.

The German international had the ball in the back of the net against Chelsea on Sunday, but scored from an offside position. Replays showed that he had moved a split second too early.

Speaking about the incident, Mustafi said he thought he was onside because he had Sead Kolasinac standing behind him. “I saw someone behind me, so I thought I wasn’t offside,” he told Arsenal Player.

“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. 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.”

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