It is probably fair to say that Shkodran Mustafi does not always cover himself in glory.
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The German hasn’t had the best of careers in north London and has this season fallen out of favour under manager Unai Emery.
Mustafi is yet to feature for the Gunners in the Premier League, but has made three appearances for the club this term – twice in the Europa League and once in the EFL Cup win over Nottingham Forest last month. In all three of those games, though, he has conceded no goals.
Last night, the 27-year-old put in a solid shift for the Gunners as they defeated Standard Liege 4-0 in the group stages of the Europa League, with WhoScored awarding him an overall rating of 7.35/10 for his efforts.
Mustafi has drawn praise from Arsenal fans on Twitter after last night’s match, with some now calling for him to be introduced in Unai Emery’s Premier League squad soon…
His better than Sokratis. He’s the low key worst defender at the club
— Iᴍʀäɴ 🇧🇩 (@Imrann_AFC) October 3, 2019
When called upon he did everything right. Same passing range as Luiz as well… makes you think eh?
— A1Gunners (@A1Gunnerz) October 3, 2019
Honestly at this point give him an opportunity in the first team again, he looks like he’s gone back to basics and worked hard on his game, give him an opportunity to prove himself once and for all, I think we all would love it if he succeeds
— Fred Thorpe (@FredThorpe8) October 3, 2019
Would pick him and holding over papa and luiz
— Jeremy Riyanto (@Jriyanto_18) October 3, 2019
Only £35mil bargain
— Yousaf Khan (MAAT) (@stokee5) October 3, 2019
He made 1 mistake tonight but after that he was solid … credit where it’s due
— Bradley (coty) (@cotyfour0) October 3, 2019
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