Whilst Arsenal registered their first clean sheet of the season on Sunday, the fans still weren’t happy with how Shkodran Mustafi played and have been laying into the German on Twiter. Mustafi saw his centre-back partner, Sokratis Papastathopoulous go off injured just before half-time for Rob Holding and it seems both of the defenders put in a better shift than Mustafi.
— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) 23 September 2018
There’s no doubting that the 26-year-old is trying his best when he pulls on the famous red and white shirt of Arsenal, but when you compare him to some of the club’s legendary centre-backs of the last few years he is honestly laughable. The German has definitely got some potential in him and he has a few years until he reaches his peak, but The Gunners are desperate to see something from him soon.
The money that it cost Arsene Wenger to bring Mustafi to the club doesn’t help his cause either and the blunders he’s made in his time at the club speak for themselves. The fans will be hoping he can come good under Unai Emery and that the Spaniard can coach him towards being one of the better defenders in the Premier League. For now, though, it looks like the fans will be wanting him dropped if he can’ improve quickly.
You can read The Gunners’ verdict on Mustafi here:
When is this geezer gunna start performing good every other player seems to be taking on he’s defensive problems week in week out.
— … (@coyg_arsenal98) September 23, 2018
You were awful . Switch on
— King of England (@nialljweaver) 23 September 2018
You gotta go bro
— One Boy Like That. (@arize_theboy) September 23, 2018
Hey Musti, we need you to improve on your tracking and try to be more posied when tackling. With love, from a gunner.
— the one time in houston (@bangz_dk) 23 September 2018
You make me nervous every time I see you on the ball, u slide in unnecessarily and miss the ball, if you’re gonna slide in at least get the ball!.Jesus, just calm down, read the game & stop falling over & telling us we’re back on top!..,if all fails just go back to the basics
— Ayihlome (@McGutshwa) September 23, 2018
Be more careful next time. Your error cost us Sokratis
— Abiola Awonusi (@AbiolaVJ) September 24, 2018
How do you manage to slip and commit blunders in every game? Like how ? Please leave @Arsenal
— Harsh Khatri (@harshkhatri7) September 24, 2018
The fans are desperate to see Mustafi either step up or get dropped and it will be interesting to see whether he can pick his game up in the coming weeks.
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