A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to laud Shkodran Mustafi after the defender produced another superb performance for the Gunners in their Europa League victory over Olympiacos.
Mikel Arteta’s men take a 1-0 lead into the second-leg at the Emirates thanks to a second-half goal from Alexandre Lacazette in Greece.
It was another clean sheet for Arsenal, who also denied both Burnley and Newcastle in their previous two games. And Mustafi certainly played his part.
The German did have one or two nervy moments. But generally, it was a performance that the centre-back can be very pleased with. The fans certainly appear delighted.
Whoscored.com shows that Mustafi found a teammate with 67 of his 76 passes, including one key pass in the build-up to Arsenal’s goal.
Meanwhile, no player won more than duels than Mustafi, who came out on top on five occasions. He also completed three successful challenges. Again, no player managed more.
It has been a remarkable run of form from Mustafi. He has received a lot of plaudits for the transformation he seems to have enjoyed under Arteta.
The Arsenal boss deserves enormous praise for the faith that he has shown. But Mustafi appears to be taking his opportunity with both hands right now.
Here is what some of the fans made of Mustafi’s performance in Greece…
Mustafi has been our best defender since Arteta took over
— Saitama Meliodas 💯🔥〽〽〽 (@Karev999) February 20, 2020
David Luiz and Mustafi once again 👏👏👏👏👏
Fantastic tonight, seriously hope they can keep this going.
— James (@JECook96) February 20, 2020
Also.. how good have Luiz and mustafi been since arteta took over? Proof that managers can make players
— CDinkDyer (@dyer_dyer) February 20, 2020
What are they feeding Mustafi..different player
— Mieso (@Emiratesgooner1) February 20, 2020
The players mustafi has become under arteta is quite something im confident in his ability abit more lately
— Gooner4Life 🏴🇫🇮 (@slickrik89) February 20, 2020
Mustafi has been sooo good recently
— Tauheed (@Tauhiiid) February 20, 2020
Unbeaten in 2020
3 clean sheets in a row
Mustafi is better than Van Dijk
I’d marry Saka
— 𝕬𝖗𝖘𝖊𝖓𝖆𝖑𝕽𝖔𝖘𝖘𝖞 (@BrazilianGoat) February 20, 2020
No joke but how has Arteta made mustafi better than John Terry?
— Ricky (@HarisonRamon) February 20, 2020
It’s mad how much Mustafi has improved in the last few games
— K.D. BAYFIELD (@Bayfield2795) February 20, 2020