Arsenal fans were left praising Shkodran Mustafi after the German centre-back’s performance in the 3-0 win away to Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Germany international was yet to start a game for Unai Emery’s side before last night’s fixture, having not being named in any squad for the first five Premier League games (via Transfermarkt).
However, it seems a mixture of injuries in defence and poor performances from Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz against Watford forced Emery into giving the 27-year-old a chance.
The start was a change in tone from the Spanish manager, who earlier in the season advised Mustafi to leave the club and pursue ‘another challenge’ (via The Guardian).
Mustafi isn’t the most popular of Arsenal players and was even booed during the Emirates Cup fixture against Lyon (via Metro), as well as being
It seems fans are willing to give the centre-half another chance as they took to Twitter to praise him for his performance as the Gunners kept just their second clean sheet of the season.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Emirates Stadium faithful:
Well played, Musti. Keep it up.
— Adeeb (@_____adeeb) September 19, 2019
Class performance, keep it up
— J1 (@ClockEndJackk) September 19, 2019
You played well tonight brother. Thank you keep it up.
— Aid (@HandofEmery) September 19, 2019
Well done Musti, played brilliant today.
— Hasss (@HX54NXX) September 19, 2019
You had one job. That was to put and you failed. Solid performance today though
— charlie carey (@Jafuli_Charlie) September 19, 2019
Good game from you mate.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) September 19, 2019
Absolute god amongst men
— ur waifu is trash (@Pieronaldingo) September 19, 2019
— (@ProfCymOhAFC) September 19, 2019
Brilliant performance well done Mustiiii
— Tommy (@FtblTommy_) September 19, 2019
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