Arsenal fans in the Tavern have lashed out at German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi after he reportedly claimed that Arsenal aren’t using forwards, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the right way. These apparent comments have led to fans slating the 25-year-old and claiming he needs to work on his own defensive game before talking about the clubs forwards.
Mustafi on beIN SPORTS says Arsenal are using Laca and Auba in the wrong way; they were scoring goals for fun & players need to find them more often during games.
— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) March 1, 2018
Mustafi’s reported comments might make a lot of sense but after an abysmal defensive showing from a number of Arsenal’s players, including himself, in last Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. The fans are now making it clear they’re more worried about the defensive work of the £25.2 million player, as rated by the good people over at Transfermarkt, than they are about the team going forward.
Arsenal host Manchester City tonight in what is the clubs second meeting in five days and Arsene Wenger will be hoping he can fare better against Pep Guardiola this time around to regain some pride for the Gunners. For Wenger to pull to get a result against a much-fancied Manchester City side however, he’ll have to get more out of Aubameyang, as the electric Gabonese forward has failed to reach his best in England scoring only one goal in 270 minutes since joining Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January.
Here’s what the Arsenal fans had to say
Needs to worry about his defending
— Radek Kozlow (@RadekKozlow) March 1, 2018
Needs to worry about his defending but he is totally right we have to find away to get them into the games.
— odia jahurally (@OJahurally) March 1, 2018
They mess about passing back and side ways across midfield instead of feeding the strikers more
— Country Boy John (@john_mark95) March 1, 2018
Ahahaha and about his own defending?
— Ziikou (@ziikoouu) 1 March 2018
maybe he should worry about his poor defensive ability.
— RealSejo (@sejo113) March 1, 2018
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Mustafi needs to concern himself with himself and his below par performances. He's a shockingly bad defender. We need to cut our losses with him and sell fast, at what will be a loss no doubt
— danny (@dgooner1986) March 1, 2018