When Shkodran Mustafi signed for Arsenal from Valencia during the summer, most Gooners were over the moon with the new defender but now it appears he’s perhaps not the player we thought he was.
The centreback started the season positively, as did the rest of the squad, for the most part. However, over time, especially recently, Mustafi has been far from impressive. At times, his positioning has been shambolic.
Against West Brom, the German managed the third most passes (78/92), but only attempted two tackles, neither of which were successful, he made no interceptions, one block, two clearances and won two aerial duels.
On Twitter, fans weren’t best pleased by his performance.
Mustafi has been a car crash since January. How Arsène hasn't spotted that & taken him out is a snapshot of his current lack of awareness.
— Pablo (@AFCAMDEN) March 18, 2017
Think Jonny Evans would have been a better buy than Mustafi.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) March 18, 2017
Mustafi looking at John O'Shea pic.twitter.com/H8aKWZjcTu
— ㅤibra (@CentroLibero) March 18, 2017
Mustafi is an average defender. Some horrendous mistakes, makes Lovren look like Baresi
— LFCZA (@LFCZA) March 18, 2017
I think Mustafi is keeping pace with some of Arsenal's worst ever signings
— Ross Anderson (@rossaaaanderson) March 18, 2017
Looks like they are all about to drop the 'Candy' dance. Lovely stuff. https://t.co/fJgdEEq2GY
— Kick Arse (@kickarseHD) March 18, 2017
The way our fans are talking about Mustafi, Xhaka, Ozil is similar to how Chelsea fans were talking about Hazard, Costa, Cahill last season.
— Wexit (@TIMEFORCHANGE04) March 18, 2017
Mustafi has been utterly shit recently.May be time to bring Per back slow yes but is better at set pieces.
— Jay B (afc) (@jayjames4) March 18, 2017
Mustafi and Xhaka are not good. Cech past it. Ozil given up it seems. Little difference here
— TheRunningMan (@Andrew260589) March 18, 2017