A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Shkodran Mustafi’s performance as the Gunners suffered a dramatic defeat at home to Chelsea on Sunday.
Arsenal looked to be on course for their first win under Mikel Arteta. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the home side ahead during the first-half with a diving header.
But the side’s defensive frailties emerged when the game looked to be there for the taking. Chelsea scored twice in the final 10 minutes to snatch the three points.
It looked set to be a good afternoon for Mustafi. The German came on midway through the first-half due to an injury to Calum Chambers.
However, his performance has been slammed by the supporters on social media. He came in for particular criticism following Chelsea’s second goal.
The centre-back, along with David Luiz, seemed more than happy to let Tammy Abraham collect the ball uncontested inside his own half. The pair then continued to allow the striker to run at them without applying much pressure.
And Mustafi was arguably turned much too easily as Abraham looked to get a shot away inside the six-yard box for what proved to be the winner.
Mustafi has come in for a lot of criticism during his time at the Emirates. So it is no surprise that many Arsenal fans have insisted that he needs to be offloaded in January.
It has been suggested by many that he is too much of a liability. And they are hoping that Arteta has seen enough after Sunday’s defeat.
Here is what some of the fans made of Mustafi’s display…
Sell Mustafi immediately
— Kirt Kreutzer (@kirtk) December 29, 2019
Mustafi is worthless that’s all I can say today
— Omar maska (@Maska_Umar_16) December 29, 2019
Mustafi needs to be in the reserves and sold immediately as possible in January. Lacazette needs to go.
— CH (@_Callxm_) December 29, 2019
Mustafi is awful
— XA (@xabrodie) December 29, 2019
Trying to think of positives but it’s very hard. Much improved overall but stupid errors and lapses in concentration cost Arsenal. Mustafi needs to go, big reinforcements needed. Top four – if it wasn’t already – is dead.
— James Warner (@JamesWarnerAFC) December 29, 2019
Leno let us down.. Mustafi shld be the 1st out the door in January #ARSCFC
— Ak 💬 (@ak_luu) December 29, 2019
@Arsenal sell Mustafi asap
— Sollo (@Osenge) December 29, 2019
Please sell Mustafi. How do you lose your man there so easily man?! Dumb.
— Towsif Nawaz (@towsif_nz) December 29, 2019