New Arsenal player Shkodran Mustafi has spoken of how much his relationship with God has helped his career.
The German centerback is a devout Muslim, and in a recent interview, spoke about how his relationship with God means everything to him.
“Being Muslim is important to me, more important than anything, although sometimes travel makes it difficult for me to always pray when I want to,” he said.
Mustafi reveals importance of religion
“I study the Koran intensively but I also study other religions, too. But it is in the Koran that the prophets are closest to me – there and in the mosque when I go to pray.
“My religion means so much to me and my career. It helps me so much.
“At the end of it all, I’m a person like any other on the Earth to strive for paradise. That is my main task.
“And if I play a crap game it’s not the end of the world.”