Many Arsenal fans have reacted to Skhodran Mustafi being named the highest-rated Premier League defender in 2020 (minimum five appearances) according to Whoscored, trolling Virgil Van Dijk in the process.
The German international has an average rating of 7.5 in the Premier League since the turn of the year, bettering Van Dijk who has averaged a 7.48 score and all other defenders. This is of course surprising considering the constant criticism he has endured at the club.
Either side of the two centre backs in the defence are Ricardo Pereira (7.38) and Cesar Azpilicueta (7.34). The highest-rated player so far is Bruno Fernandes with an average score of 7.82.
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Mustafi also has the third-highest average rating in the entire Gunners squad for the Premier League, with a 7.13 score bettered only by Nicolas Pepe (7.19) and Pablo Mari (7.37), with the latter only making one appearance so far. (via Whoscored).
Arsenal fans reacted to the news on the Twitter account of AFTV Media, with these fans trolling Virgil Van Dijk in the process:
Higher rating than VVD pic.twitter.com/wbsxs1NeG4
— ☯️ (@horsewooman) March 19, 2020
Better than VVD… one team is unbeaten this year in the PL for a reason
— Oliver S. (@Aaraufreak) March 19, 2020
— 小池泰之 (@yasu_koike12) March 19, 2020
@RB_08Ftbol van dijk is dusted
— H (@RRRv2__) March 19, 2020
*sing* He’s better than Van Dijk pic.twitter.com/9IMoeFc5wP
— Quasiland (@dominikbertrams) March 19, 2020
@VirgilvDijk come out now. We need to talk.
— Vedant Nare (@NareVedant) March 19, 2020
Better than van dijk
— Luthfi (@luthap23) March 19, 2020
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