Being an Arsenal fan is a hard job at times.
Trophies are hard to come by, rival fans constantly abuse the club for performances on the pitch, and Shkodran Mustafi plays for the club.
The German World Cup winner has been an entertaining player to watch for neutrals since he washed up on English shores from Valencia in 2016, and Mustafi’s latest antics have got Arsenal fans calling for his departure this summer.
With the international break well underway, Unai Emery decided to take the players and youngsters who weren’t called up for their countries to some warm weather training in Dubai, ending with a friendly against Al-Nasr Dubai SC.
Mustafi started the game, and within 15 minutes the Gunners were a goal down after a mistake from the German defender led to the UAE club taking the lead.
Unsurprisingly, this led to quite the reaction online, with loads of Arsenal fans exploding into life to slam the defender on Twitter. See what they’ve had to say below:
Mustafi is being embarrassed. Making no case for himself at all so far.
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) March 26, 2019
Mustafi is a having a disaster class against Al Nasr, bin that as soon as the season ends, even if it means terminating his contract. Worst centre back at Arsenal in my life time and we’ve had some absolute shocking ones along the way.
— Unai’s at the wheel (@LeeGunner82) 26 March 2019
Mustafi must be sold this summer
Getting ripped apart by these part time Camel merchants and no surprise at fault for their goal
— #OzilOut (@HerbertChapman0) 26 March 2019
Mustafi struggling in our friendly match in Dubai? I expect nothing less.
— Nic (@nicolaskues) March 26, 2019
Leave Mustafi in Dubai
— 14 (Fan Account) (@AgentAuba) March 26, 2019
Mustafi is pure banter.
— AFCAMDEN (@AFCAMDEN) March 26, 2019
Will throw a big party when Mustafi finally leaves.
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) March 26, 2019
I wonder how many goals Arsenal have conceded in the past few years with Mustafi lying on the floor somewhere on the pitch?
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) March 26, 2019
Despite the early horror show, Arsenal went on to win the game 3-2 with goals from Carl Jenkinson, Alexandre Lacazette and youngster Tyreece John-Jules.
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